TRANSAX, the NCHS System for Producing Multiple Cause-of-death Statistics, 1968-78

Author: Ronald F. Chamblee



Category: Computer systems

Page: 544

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This report describes the characteristics of the TRANSAX (for Translation of AXis) computer software developed by staff of the National Center for Health Statistics to translate multiple cause-of-death data contained on death certificates from a condition (entity) axis of classification to a person (record) axis of classification. This conversion is an essential step in the development of data for meaningful tabulation and analysis. System development, implementation, benefits, features, and applications are discussed.

Backcountry Mexico

A Traveler’s Guide and Phrase Book

Author: Bob Burleson

Publisher: University of Texas Press



Page: 335

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If you've always longed to strike out through the open country of northern Mexico armed with frying pan and bedroll, then this guide to the people, culture, folkways, landscape, and language of rural Mexico is for you. Out of twenty years of travel in backcountry Mexico, authors Bob Burleson and David Riskind have produced perhaps the most practical and accurate guide available for the unconventional tourist—the man or woman who prefers to get off the beaten path by foot, burro, mule, canoe, raft, or vehicle. Going well beyond the usual tourist guidebook entries, Backcountry Mexico will help you hire a guide and burro, navigate rural roads and trails, and communicate with the friendly and, sometimes, unfriendly folks you are likely to meet in a rural setting. In addition to English-Spanish and Spanish-English vocabulary lists containing both standard words and numerous terms relating to people, conditions, land, and situations not ordinarily encountered in tourists' lists, the authors have provided literally hundreds of helpful phrases and short conversations in easy-to-use sections arranged according to topics. Experienced unconventional travelers themselves, Burleson and Riskind have become experts in such subjects as "Eating and Staying Well on the Road, " "Camping in Mexico, " "Rural Mexican Village Life," and many more. Their experience, and the resultant wealth of language and cultural information contained in this guide, will help you to enjoy your trip ancd to better understand and appreciate the people and the land you visit. Throughout the book, the language examples are interwoven with beautifully illustrated anecdotes about culture and lifeways, so that the traveler is equipped with practical knowledge as well as appropriate behavior and speech. Fascinating in its treatment of a culture that is little known and unique in its coverage of rural-style Mexican Spanish, Backcountry Mexico will prove invaluable to anyone who ventures forth into northern Mexico.

Stories in Spanish for Kids

Read Aloud and Bedtime Stories for Children Bilingual Book 1

Author: Midealuck Publishing Ltd.

Publisher: Midealuck Publishing


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 58

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Improve your child's language skills in both Spanish and English with this collection of 15 bedtime stories suitable for children 4 to 11 years old. What you get with Stories in Spanish for Kids: 15 humorous and cultural relevant Spanish stories with life-learning values for children 4 - 11. o All the Spanish stories are followed by English parallel text. o The stories are designed to help your child learn both Spanish and English. o The stories are also written for enjoyment and are perfect to read aloud to children 4+ o This book is perfect for bedtime stories and short plays with children. With the right blend of fantasy and funny children stories, parents as well as kids are assured to have a good bedtime. For lovers of fantasy tales of all ages: Good stories know no age limit! Whether you are a language learner looking for reading materials, or an adult who loves magical stories, this book will be a pleasure to read! (Spanish Childrens Books ages 0 to 3 and Spanish Childrens Books 6 to 8 Bilingual English Spanish Childrens Books by Midealuck Publishing) Help your young children to get started with Spanish in a way that will fully capture their imagination and attention, start making bedtime more fun tonight with these humorous and captivating Spanish short stories! Never hesitate when it comes to helping a child, get your copy now!

Rafael Alberti

Selected Poems

Author: Rafael Alberti

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Poetry

Page: 230

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1966.