Philosophy

The Clock Of The Long Now

Time and Responsibility

Author: Stewart Brand

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780786722921

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 1702

Using the designing and building of the Clock of the Long Now as a framework, this is a book about the practical use of long time perspective: how to get it, how to use it, how to keep it in and out of sight. Here are the central questions it inspires: How do we make long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare? Discipline in thought allows freedom. One needs the space and reliability to predict continuity to have the confidence not to be afraid of revolutions Taking the time to think of the future is more essential now than ever, as culture accelerates beyond its ability to be measured Probable things are vastly outnumbered by countless near-impossible eventualities. Reality is statistically forced to be extraordinary; fiction is not allowed this freedom This is a potent book that combines the chronicling of fantastic technology with equally visionary philosophical inquiry.
Business & Economics

The 4-Hour Work Week

Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446490599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 2425

A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.
Religion

The Screwtape Letters

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0060652934

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 3647

In this humorous and perceptive exchange between two devils, C. S. Lewis delves into moral questions about good vs. evil, temptation, repentance, and grace. Through this wonderful tale, the reader emerges with a better understanding of what it means to live a faithful life.
Foreign Language Study

Easy Spanish Step-By-Step

Author: Barbara Bregstein

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071483179

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 9738

A proven grammar-based approach that gets you communicating in Spanish with confidence, right away Easy Spanish Step by Step proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. Grammatical rules and concepts are clearly explained in order of importance, and more than 300 verbs and key terms are introduced on the basis of frequency. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help learners quickly build their Spanish speaking and comprehension prowess.
Nature

Blue Planet II

Author: James Honeyborne,Mark Brownlow

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530075

Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 9948

Take a deep breath and dive into the mysteries of the ocean. Our understanding of ocean life has changed dramatically in the last decade, with new species, new behaviours, and new habitats being discovered at a rapid rate. Blue Planet II, which accompanies an epic 7-part series on BBC1, is a ground-breaking new look at the richness and variety of underwater life across our planet. With over 200 breath-taking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's spectacular footage, each chapter of Blue Planet II brings to life a different habitat of the oceanic world. Voyages of migration show how each of the oceans on our planet are connected; coral reefs and arctic ice communities are revealed as thriving underwater cities; while shorelines throw up continual challenges to those living there or passing through. A final chapter explores the science and technology of the Ocean enterprise – not only how they were able to capture these amazing stories on film, but what the future holds for marine life based on these discoveries.
Juvenile Fiction

Pottymouth and Stoopid

Author: James Patterson,Chris Grabenstein

Publisher: jimmy patterson

ISBN: 0316545708

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7405

Bestselling author James Patterson's best book for boys in years! Tired of being bullied, middle-school underdogs "Pottymouth" and "Stoopid" finally fight back with the power of funny. David and his best friend Michael were tagged with awful nicknames way back in preschool when everyone did silly things. Fast-forward to seventh grade: "Pottymouth" and "Stoopid" are still stuck with the names--and everyone in school, including the teachers and their principal, believe the labels are true. So how do they go about changing everyone's minds? By turning their misery into megastardom on TV, of course! And this important story delivers more than just laughs--it shows that the worst bullying doesn't have to be physical...and that things will get better. A great conversation starter for parents to read alongside their kids! Official Notice to Parents:There is no actual pottymouthing or stupidity in this entire book!(Psst, kids: that second part might not be entirely true.)
Business & Economics

The Design of Everyday Things

Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Don Norman

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465072992

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 2010

The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.
Business & Economics

The Unfair Advantage: Sell with NLP!

Author: Duane Lakin

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0967916259

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 277

View: 1465

The Unfair Advantage: Sell with NLP! is a book for people who want new skills to influence others, who know that all selling is personal, and who see the need to sell themselves more effectively. It is for people who want to have an advantage in everything that they say, write and do. It is for YOU if you want to find an edge--an advantage--in your work life. The Unfair Advantage: Sell with NLP! is a “workshop-in-a-workbook.” It contains practical ideas and exercises for applying NLP (neurolinguistic programming) to sales and marketing. It includes “how-to” ideas for selling face-to-face, telemarketing, direct mail, and other real-world situations. Included are examples of scripts and techniques that have produced proven sales increases. It is a theory-free collection of techniques based on a workshop that has been presented to CEOs and sales professionals in over 800 companies in the United States, Russia, Hungary, Italy, Canada, and England. NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR This book is unique in its focus on proven practical techniques. It is not a “motivation” book or a touchy-feely, self-affirmation book. You do not need motivation if you are having successful sales results. This book gives you the advantage you need to get such results. The Unfair Advantage began when a client said, “We want to stop coming in second.” Over the past thirty years, I have honed and tested the techniques that are in this book. Don’t buy this book looking for easy answers. It still takes practice. But everything in The Unfair Advantage: Sell with NLP! works, and it can work for you. INDUSTRIES WITH COMPANIES WHO USE The Unfair Advantage: Accounting Consulting Pharmaceuticals Advertising Consumer Products Real Estate Apparel & Accessories Cosmetics Service Automotive Electronics Software Banking Executive Search Technology Brokerage Financial Services Telecommunications Biotechnology Health Care Travel/Hospitality Call Centers Legal Chemical Manufacturing
Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing for Science

Author: Robert Goldbort

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300117936

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

View: 4762

This book encompasses the entire range of writing skills that today's experimental scientist may need to employ. Chapters cover routine forms, such as laboratory notes, abstracts, and memoranda; dissertations; journal articles; and grant proposals. Robert Goldbort discusses how best to approach various writing tasks as well as how to deal with the everyday complexities that may get in the way of ideal practice--difficult collaborators, experiments gone wrong, funding rejections. He underscores the importance of an ethical approach to science and scientific communication and insists on the necessity of full disclosure.

Learn in Your Car : Spanish

Author: Henry N. Raymond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560151418

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2750

Language Arts & Disciplines

The Multilingual Internet

Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Author: Susan C. Herring

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195304802

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 443

View: 8895

Devoted to analysing internet related CMC in languages other than English, this volume collects 18 new articles on facets of language and internet use, all of which revolve around several central topics: writing systems, the structure and features of local languages and how they affect internet use, gender issues, and so on.
Political Science

Requiem for the American Dream

The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609807375

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 1706

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! In his first major book on the subject of income inequality, Noam Chomsky skewers the fundamental tenets of neoliberalism and casts a clear, cold, patient eye on the economic facts of life. What are the ten principles of concentration of wealth and power at work in America today? They're simple enough: reduce democracy, shape ideology, redesign the economy, shift the burden onto the poor and middle classes, attack the solidarity of the people, let special interests run the regulators, engineer election results, use fear and the power of the state to keep the rabble in line, manufacture consent, marginalize the population. In Requiem for the American Dream, Chomsky devotes a chapter to each of these ten principles, and adds readings from some of the core texts that have influenced his thinking to bolster his argument. To create Requiem for the American Dream, Chomsky and his editors, the filmmakers Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, and Jared P. Scott, spent countless hours together over the course of five years, from 2011 to 2016. After the release of the film version, Chomsky and the editors returned to the many hours of tape and transcript and created a document that included three times as much text as was used in the film. The book that has resulted is nonetheless arguably the most succinct and tightly woven of Chomsky's long career, a beautiful vessel--including old-fashioned ligatures in the typeface--in which to carry Chomsky's bold and uncompromising vision, his perspective on the economic reality and its impact on our political and moral well-being as a nation. "During the Great Depression, which I'm old enough to remember, it was bad–much worse subjectively than today. But there was a sense that we'll get out of this somehow, an expectation that things were going to get better . . ." —from Requiem for the American Dream
Philosophy

The Religion of Tomorrow

A Vision for the Future of the Great Traditions - More Inclusive, More Comprehensive, More Complete

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 083484074X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 720

View: 5714

A provocative examination of how the great religious traditions can remain relevant in modern times by incorporating scientific truths learned about human nature over the last century. A single purpose lies at the heart of all the great religious traditions: awakening to the astonishing reality of the true nature of ourselves and the universe. At the same time, through centuries of cultural accretion and focus on myth and ritual as ends in themselves, this core insight has become obscured. Here Ken Wilber provides a path for reenvisioning a religion of the future that acknowledges the evolution of humanity in every realm while remaining faithful to that original spiritual vision. For the traditions to attract modern men and women, Wilber asserts, they must incorporate the extraordinary number of scientific truths learned about human nature in just the past hundred years—for example, about the mind and brain, emotions, and the growth of consciousness—that the ancients were simply unaware of and thus were unable to include in their meditative systems. Taking Buddhism as an example, Wilber demonstrates how his comprehensive Integral Approach—which is already being applied to several world religions by some of their adherents—can avert a “cultural disaster of unparalleled proportions”: the utter neglect of the glorious upper reaches of human potential by the materialistic postmodern worldview. Moreover, he shows how we can apply this approach to our own spiritual practice. This, his most sweeping work since Sex, Ecology, Spirituality, is a thrilling call for wholeness, inclusiveness, and unity in the religions of tomorrow.
Religion

Healing Scriptures

Author: Kenneth E. Hagin

Publisher: Faith Library Publications

ISBN: 9780892765218

Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 8939

This book contains scriptures about healing, a com-mentary by Brother Hagin, and a realife illustration about a woman who diligently took God's medicine--His Word--and was raised from her deathbed, miraculously healed of an incurable disease.

The End of Jobs

Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5

Author: Taylor Pearson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781619613362

Category:

Page: 302

View: 4052

The rapid development of technology and globalization has changed the leverage points in the world of work. Those that don't adapt will be trapped in a downward spiral of working harder and earning less. Entrepreneurs that understand the new paradigm, have created unprecedented wealth in their lives and the lives of those they love.
Education, Bilingual

The Bilingual Reform

A Paradigm Shift in Foreign Language Teaching

Author: Wolfgang Butzkamm,John A. W. Caldwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783823364924

Category: Education, Bilingual

Page: 260

View: 9263

Architecture

Universal Design Handbook, 2E

Author: Wolfgang Preiser,Korydon H. Smith

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007162922X

Category: Architecture

Page: 496

View: 894

The Latest Advances in Universal Design Thoroughly updated and packed with examples of global standards and design solutions, Universal Design Handbook, Second Edition, covers the full scope of universal design, discussing how to develop media, products, buildings, and infrastructure for the widest range of human needs, preferences, and functioning. This pioneering work brings together a rich variety of expertise from around the world to discuss the extraordinary growth and changes in the universal design movement. The book provides an overview of universal design premises and perspectives, and performance-based design criteria and guidelines. Public and private spaces, products, and technologies are covered, and current and emerging research and teaching are explored. This unique resource includes analyses of historical and contemporary universal design issues from seven different countries, as well as a look at future trends. Students, advocates, policy makers, and design practitioners will get a theoretical grounding in and practical reference on the physical and social roles of design from this definitive volume. UNIVERSAL DESIGN HANDBOOK, SECOND EDITION, COVERS: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities U.S. accessibility codes and standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Life safety standards and guidelines Universal design implementations in Norway, Japan, France, Germany, Brazil, Italy and the Old City of Jerusalem Planning ADA implementation in public educational institutions Urban scale and mass transportation universal design Designing inclusive experiences, including outdoor play settings Office and workspace design Universal design in home building and remodeling Products and technologies, including autos, web access, media, and digital content Universal design research initiatives, education, and performance assessments
Education

Understanding Music

Past and Present

Author: N. Alan Clark,Thomas Heflin,Jeffrey Kluball

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940771335

Category: Education

Page: 316

View: 8242

Music moves through time; it is not static. In order to appreciate music wemust remember what sounds happened, and anticipate what sounds might comenext. This book takes you on a journey of music from past to present, from the Middle Ages to the Baroque Period to the 20th century and beyond!
Spanish language

Spanish

Author: Paul Noble

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007363971

Category: Spanish language

Page: 80

View: 2532

Pick up the essentials of the Spanish language with this easy-to-use program.
Foreign Language Study

Behind the Wheel Express - Spanish 1

Author: Behind the Wheel,Mark Frobose

Publisher: Behind the Wheel

ISBN: 9781427209252

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

View: 6773

Behind the Wheel Express Spanish covers beginning to intermediate level Spanish, providing a flexible, solid and universal foundation in speaking, understanding, and creatively expressing yourself in Spanish. The program features an English speaking instructor to guide you through the lessons and native Spanish speakers to aid with your pronunciation. Includes a companion book to reinforce and enhance the audio experience.