Inventions and Inventors [Magill's Choice, 2 Volumes] by Roger Smith

By Roger Smith

This new addition to the Magill's selection sequence examines one hundred sixty of the main major innovations of the twentieth century, and the folk at the back of the innovations. the final choice of themes has an attractive, eclectic caliber. Essays disguise such assorted topic components as High-Tech, together with desktops, compact discs and mobile telephones, to universal family units reminiscent of polyester, Tupperware and Velcro, and scientific Advances together with heart-lung machines, synthetic kidneys, and mammography. Articles differ in size from 1,000-2,500 phrases, every one beginning with a quick precis of the character and importance of the discovery, via a transparent research of the invention's background and influence. extra learn notes on the finish of every article will aspect readers to a minimum of 3 different released or on-line assets at the subject.

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L'America by Jean Baudrillard

By Jean Baudrillard

Una traversata degli Stati Uniti a bordo di una confortevole
Chrysler, un po’ are available un movie di Wim Wenders: pagine
bellissime sulla dismisura del paesaggio americano, sul deserto.
Ma subito il deserto diventa emblema di un paese in cui “lo
spazio dà una sorta di nobiltà perfino allo squallore”. E dentro
ogni immagine, dentro ogni realtà che gremisce quello spazio
immenso - gli edifici di manhattan, i televisori sempre accesi
nei’s stanze vuote, i fanatici del walking, le sette religiose e il
paudiso dei computer... - prende forma un’idea dell’America,
in un assiduo confronto tra il Vecchio e il Nuovo Mondo.
‘'L’America non è un sogno né una realtà, è una iperrealtà,”

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Global Financial Stability Report April 2010: Meeting New by International Monetary Fund

By International Monetary Fund

Hazards to international monetary balance have eased because the financial restoration has received steam. yet regulations are had to decrease sovereign vulnerabilities, verify a soft deleveraging approach, and whole the regulatory schedule. The April 2010 worldwide monetary balance record examines systemic threat and the redecorate of monetary legislation; the function of significant counterparties in making over the counter derivatives more secure; and the results of the growth of worldwide liquidity on receiving economies.

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Coal Information 2009 by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

By Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

This 2009 version of Coal info presents a accomplished evaluate of historic and present marketplace developments on the earth coal area. It assembles crucial records on coal creation, reserves, call for, exchange, costs.

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Heavenly Merchandize: How Religion Shaped Commerce in by Mark Valeri

By Mark Valeri

Heavenly Merchandize bargains a severe reexamination of religion's function within the construction of a marketplace economic system in early the US. concentrating on the industrial tradition of recent England, it perspectives trade throughout the eyes of 4 generations of Boston retailers, drawing upon their own letters, diaries, enterprise documents, and sermon notes to bare how retailers outfitted a latest type of trade out of profound transitions within the puritan knowing of self-discipline, windfall, and the that means of latest England. Mark Valeri strains the careers of fellows like Robert Keayne, a London immigrant punished by way of his church for competitive enterprise practices; John Hull, a silversmith-turned-trader who helped to set up advertisement networks within the West Indies; and Hugh corridor, considered one of New England's first slave investors. He explores how Boston ministers reconstituted their ethical languages over the process a century, from a scriptural discourse opposed to many industry practices to a providential worldview that justified England's advertisement hegemony and legitimated the industry as a divine build. Valeri strikes past simplistic readings that lessen advertisement task to secular mind-sets, and refutes the preferred suggestion of an inherent affinity among puritanism and capitalism. He exhibits how altering principles approximately what it intended to be pious and puritan expert the enterprise practices of Boston's retailers, who stuffed their inner most notebooks with meditations on scripture and the ordinary order, based and led church buildings, and inscribed non secular reflections of their letters and diaries. exceptional in scope and wealthy with insights, Heavenly Merchandize illuminates the historical past at the back of the ongoing American trouble over morality and undefined.

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A Practical Handbook on the Pharmacovigilance of by World Health Organization

By World Health Organization

The guide is an in depth guide giving a step-by-step method of venture the pharmacovigilance of antimalarials. it's meant to be a resource of useful suggestion for pharmacovigilance centres. It presents info on spontaneous reporting of difficult drug reactions as a supplement to different WHO guides. additionally, it presents information on tips on how to behavior cohort occasion tracking, that's a mode of lively defense surveillance amassing details on all adversarial occasions taking place after remedy. It additionally info tips on how to practice causality overview and sign identity, acceptable to either tools of surveillance.

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Retail Truths: The Unconventional Wisdom of Retailing by Chip Averwater

By Chip Averwater

427 classes outlets research the tough way.  

"A compendium of street-smart retailing insights and acumen."
No educational theory--just hard-nosed realities smart shops notice via adventure and use to construct ecocnomic shops. Retail truths like:
*Wholesale is the price of the item, no longer the price of the sale.
*There isn't any magic close.
*Profit isn't immoral.
*Expecting to get the sale is 1/2 getting it.
*They pay attention what you are saying, yet they do what you pay.
*A supervisor isn't a referee.
*A go back coverage is a device, now not a rule.
*Be-backs do not come back.
*Good administration is an angle, no longer a technique.
*He who underestimates his expenses will get the sale.
*A revenues presentation isn't the position to offer a enterprise education.
*You're no longer in company in case you are now not in express business.
*The previous few percent issues are the profit.
*Merchandise is on the market, no longer for storage.
*People love to do enterprise the place enterprise is being done.
*Inventory expands to fill all space.
*A solid salesman makes a nasty buyer.
*Building a model does not make you its owner.
*A susceptible competitor is an invaluable nuisance.
*Good is not more than enough; in simple terms most sensible will get the sale.
*The degree of a competitor is the fee he can get.
*A corporation is understood by way of the folk it keeps.
*A retailer's effectiveness could be measured via the animosity of his competitors.
*The applicant pool isn't really a move portion of the population.
*Tell the task, do not promote it.
*Low wages should not a cut price, strong humans are.
*All candidates are shrewdpermanent until eventually they speak.
*If you have to comprehend, certify that it is known.
*Employees deal with shoppers as managers deal with employees.
*The purely acceptable self-discipline is de-hiring.
*Growth does not produce funds, it consumes it.
*Bankers wish you such a lot should you want them least.
*A banking problem is often only a group of workers switch away.
*Two shops do not make two times as much.
*All company is playing, yet double-or-nothing is quickly nothing.
*A little luck creates loads of overhead.
*If firstly you do be triumphant, attempt to not think you are infallible.
Chip Averwater is a third-generation, 38-year veteran of retailing. In Retail Truths he stocks the teachings of a occupation, accrued in over twelve years of writing. 
"If you'll personal just one e-book on retailing, this could be the one." 

Review: "The final advisor to winning Retail.  In Retail Truths, Chip Averwater distills forty years of hard-won adventure into 380 hugely readable pages. ...instead of banal generalities, he bargains particular and unique feedback that might resonate with an individual who has frolicked within the industry.
Averwater provides an exhaustive record of the serious info that separate stellar performers from the casualties, and his insights are continuously at the mark.  On the necessity for monetary prudence, he writes, "A shop wishes earnings, now not so the vendors or traders can iciness within the Caribbean yet to develop inventories, extend destinations, upload team of workers, or improve systems."  Are larger shops higher?  He observes, "An abundance of house indulges our developments to disorganization.  What we frequently want is not more room, yet buy making plans and stock administration.  Efficiency is seldom enjoyable yet continually rewarding."
Based on lengthy own adventure, Averwater concludes reliable salesclerk can simply be 5 instances as efficient as a laggard, and says high priced salespeople "are an cost we want."  In a long section dedicated to group of workers, he deals a blueprint for hiring and protecting these most sensible performers--from tips on how to monitor out undesirables within the hiring method ("Less than one in 20 activity candidates is an acceptable candidate") to holding excessive morale ("A manager's phrases resonate for some time then fade. Incentives converse with each paycheck.")
We suspect that Retail Truths will ring precise to any considerate practitioner of shop management."
--Music Trades, April 2012

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The Scribner Library of Modern Europe: Since 1914 (5 by John Merriman / Jay Winter (Editors)

By John Merriman / Jay Winter (Editors)

This set provides Europes significant ancient occasions among 1914 and 2005 and explores the political, army, social, cultural, and technological changes of this era. also, the encyclopedia examines Europes international effect and ecu unification. Edited through professors of background at Yale collage, it's the spouse to Europe 1789 to 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of and Empire (2006). as well as the most textual content, the encyclopedia comprises different helpful positive aspects. for instance, quantity 1 opens with a seven-page introductory essay that gives a picture of Europes post-1914 background. Volume_1 additionally incorporates a chronology of vital occasions prepared either by means of 12 months and by means of subject (for instance, Literature and the humanities, battle and Armed Conflict). furthermore, all the 5 volumes encompasses a set of 9 maps, together with ones depicting the Versailles payment, The Gulag at Its Zenith, and Post-1945 Europe. The textual content is complemented by way of black-and-white illustrations. also, an eight-page component to colour plates with a selected subject matter (for instance, pop culture, Soviet Union and Communism) is contained in each one quantity. eventually, quantity five has a close index, which enables entry to the most textual content.

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