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Time Annual 2013

Time Annual 2013

  • Author: Kelly Knauer,Editors of Time Magazine
  • Publisher: Time
  • ISBN: 9781618930200
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 128
  • View: 7835
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Surveys the principal events of 2012 in the United States and other countries, as well as developments in business, society, sports, and the arts, as seen in the pages of Time magazine.

Silent House

Silent House

  • Author: Orhan Pamuk
  • Publisher: Knopf Canada
  • ISBN: 0307402673
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
  • View: 9141
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In an old mansion in Cennethisar (formerly a fishing village, now a posh resort near Istanbul) the old widow Fatma awaits the annual summer visit of her grandchildren: Faruk, a dissipated failed historian; his sensitive leftist sister, Nilgun; and the younger grandson, Metin, a high school student drawn to the fast life of the nouveaux riches, who dreams of going to America. The widow has lived in the village for decades, ever since her husband, an idealistic young doctor, first arrived to serve the poor fishermen. Now mostly bedridden, she is attended by her faithful servant Recep, a dwarf--and the doctor's illegitimate son. Mistress and servant share memories, and grievances, of those early years. But it is Recep's cousin Hassan, a high school dropout, and fervent right-wing nationalist, who will draw the visiting family into the growing political cataclysm, in this spell-binding novel depicting Turkey's tumultuous century-long struggle for modernity. Translated by Robert Finn

The Signal and the Noise

The Signal and the Noise

Why So Many Predictions Fail, But Some Don't

  • Author: Nate Silver
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0143125087
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 534
  • View: 7986
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The founder of FiveThirtyEight.com challenges myths about predictions in subjects ranging from the financial market and weather to sports and politics, profiling the world of prediction to explain how readers can distinguish true signals from hype, in a report that also reveals the sources and societal costs of wrongful predictions.

Private Empire

Private Empire

ExxonMobil and American Power

  • Author: Steve Coll
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0143123548
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 685
  • View: 2758
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An investigation into the secretive corporation traces the period between the Exxon Valdez accident and the Deepwater Horizion spill to profile chief executives Lee Raymond and Rex Tillerson as well as the company's role in violent international incidents.

Plutocrats

Plutocrats

The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else

  • Author: Chrystia Freeland
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101595949
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 352
  • View: 3567
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A Financial Times Best Book of the Year Shortlisted for the Lionel Gelber Prize There has always been some gap between rich and poor in this country, but recently what it means to be rich has changed dramatically. Forget the 1 percent—Plutocrats proves that it is the wealthiest 0.1 percent who are outpacing the rest of us at breakneck speed. Most of these new fortunes are not inherited, amassed instead by perceptive businesspeople who see themselves as deserving victors in a cutthroat international competition. With empathy and intelligence, Plutocrats reveals the consequences of concentrating the world’s wealth into fewer and fewer hands. Propelled by fascinating original interviews with the plutocrats themselves, Plutocrats is a tour de force of social and economic history, the definitive examination of inequality in our time.

The Art of Non-conformity

The Art of Non-conformity

Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World

  • Author: Chris Guillebeau
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0399536108
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 242
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Encourages one to create an ideal life through hard work, drawing on the author's own story and the experiences of others to prove that this life plan can really work.

Lionel Asbo

Lionel Asbo

State of England

  • Author: Martin Amis
  • Publisher: Knopf Canada
  • ISBN: 0307402134
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
  • View: 6513
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A savage, funny, and mysteriously poignant saga by a renowned author at the height of his powers. Lionel Asbo, a terrifying yet weirdly loyal thug (self-named after England's notorious Anti-Social Behaviour Order), has always looked out for his ward and nephew, the orphaned Desmond Pepperdine . . . He provides him with fatherly career advice (always carry a knife, for example) and is determined they should share the joys of pit bulls (fed with lots of Tabasco sauce), Internet porn, and all manner of more serious criminality. Des, on the other hand, desires nothing more than books to read and a girl to love (and to protect a family secret that could be the death of him). But just as he begins to lead a gentler, healthier life, his uncle—once again in a London prison—wins £140 million in the lottery and upon his release hires a public relations firm and begins dating a cannily ambitious topless model and “poet.” Strangely, however, Lionel's true nature remains uncompromised while his problems, and therefore also Desmond's, seem only to multiply. From the Hardcover edition.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection

  • Author: Gardner Dozois
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1250028043
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 704
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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world through their short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories

Coming to My Senses

Coming to My Senses

The Making of a Counterculture Cook

  • Author: Alice Waters
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter
  • ISBN: 1101906650
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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The long-awaited memoir from cultural icon and culinary standard bearer Alice Waters recalls the circuitous road and tumultuous times leading to the opening of what is arguably America's most influential restaurant. When Alice Waters opened the doors of her "little French restaurant" in Berkeley, California in 1971 at the age of 27, no one ever anticipated the indelible mark it would leave on the culinary landscape—Alice least of all. Fueled in equal parts by naiveté and a relentless pursuit of beauty and pure flavor, she turned her passion project into an iconic institution that redefined American cuisine for generations of chefs and food lovers. In Coming to My Senses Alice retraces the events that led her to 1517 Shattuck Avenue and the tumultuous times that emboldened her to find her own voice as a cook when the prevailing food culture was embracing convenience and uniformity. Moving from a repressive suburban upbringing to Berkeley in 1964 at the height of the Free Speech Movement and campus unrest, she was drawn into a bohemian circle of charismatic figures whose views on design, politics, film, and food would ultimately inform the unique culture on which Chez Panisse was founded. Dotted with stories, recipes, photographs, and letters, Coming to My Senses is at once deeply personal and modestly understated, a quietly revealing look at one woman's evolution from a rebellious yet impressionable follower to a respected activist who effects social and political change on a global level through the common bond of food.

The Zondervan 2016 Pastor's Annual

The Zondervan 2016 Pastor's Annual

An Idea and Resource Book

  • Author: T. T. Crabtree
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780310493976
  • Category:
  • Page: 384
  • View: 5008
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The Zondervan 2016 Pastor's Annual---an annual bestselling resource for preachers by T. T. Crabtree---provides a planned preaching program for an entire year, including Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and midweek sermons, as well as helps for special occasions such as weddings, funerals, and youth meetings.

The Obits: The New York Times Annual 2012

The Obits: The New York Times Annual 2012

  • Author: William McDonald
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • ISBN: 0761169423
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 608
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The obits. It’s the first section many of us turn to when we open the paper, not to see who died, but rather to find out about who lived to discover the interesting lives of people who’ve made a mark. A new annual that collects nearly 300 of the best of The New York Times obituaries from the previous year, The Obits Annual 2012 is a compelling, addictive-as-salted-peanuts “who’s who” of some of the most fascinating people of the twentieth century. Written by top journalists each entry is a jewel, a miniature, nuanced biography filled with the facts we love to read, with the surprise and serendipity of life. There’s David L. Wolper, the producer of Roots—and the story of how he got his start purchasing film footage from Sputnik. The jazz singer, Abbey Lincoln, and her change from glamorous performer—she owned a dress of Marilyn Monroe’s—to civil rights activist (she burned the Monroe dress). Owsley Stanley, the quirky perfecter of LSD, who blamed a heart attack on the fact that his mother made him eat broccoli as a child. Patricia Neal—known by most as a movie star, but her real life, filled with tragedy, adversity, and incredible professional ups and downs, is almost a surreal play of triumph and tragedy. Arranged chronologically, like the obits themselves, it’s a deliciously random walk through the recent past, meeting the philosophers, newsmen, spies, publishers, moguls, soul singers, baseball managers, Nobel Prize winners, models, and others who’ve shaped the world.

The Outsiders

The Outsiders

Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success

  • Author: William Thorndike
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN: 1422162672
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 251
  • View: 9612
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It's time to redefine the CEO success story. Meet eight iconoclastic leaders who helmed firms where returns on average outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 20 times.

The Brown Sisters

The Brown Sisters

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780870700422
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 64
  • View: 6821
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'The Brown Sisters' presents a photographic project as compelling in effect as it is simple in conception - four women, 25 years. Each year since 1975 photographer Nicholas Nixon has made a group portrait of his wife and her three sisters facing the camera in the same order - Heather, Mimi, Bebe, and Laurie. The series now measures a quarter century in the lives of the sisters, who in 1975 ranged in age from 15 to 25; each picture is dense with allusions to the year of experience that separates it from the one before.

The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church

The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church

  • Author: United Methodist Church (U.S.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780687037001
  • Category: Methodist Church
  • Page: 809
  • View: 2082
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The World Factbook

The World Factbook

  • Author: Central Intelligence Agency
  • Publisher: Masterlab
  • ISBN: 8379912136
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 3100
  • View: 9118
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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

Annual review of the MPs' scheme of business costs and expenses 2012

Annual review of the MPs' scheme of business costs and expenses 2012

  • Author: Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office
  • ISBN: 9780102976014
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 130
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This year's, the fourth, review of the MPs' Business costs & expenses scheme is much about refining rules rather than making substantive changes. It pays special attention to MPs' needs for staff. It gives MPs a clear budget limit for staff, but one that allows flexibility so as to reflect the differences in their ways of work. This Review also explored the separation between parliamentary functions and party political activities

Being Mortal

Being Mortal

Medicine and What Matters in the End

  • Author: Atul Gawande
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Books
  • ISBN: 1627790551
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

The Best 382 Colleges, 2018 Edition

The Best 382 Colleges, 2018 Edition

  • Author: Princeton Review,Robert Franek
  • Publisher: Princeton Review
  • ISBN: 1524710342
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 880
  • View: 7885
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NO ONE KNOWS COLLEGES LIKE THE PRINCETON REVIEW! The Princeton Review's college rankings started in 1992 with surveys from 30,000 students. Over 25 years and more than a million student surveys later, we stand by our claim that there is no single “best” college, only the best college for you… and that this is the book that will help you find it! What Makes THE BEST 382 COLLEGES the Most Popular College Guide? STRAIGHT FROM STUDENTS TO YOU · 382 in-depth school profiles based on candid feedback from 137,000 students, covering academics, administration, campus life, and financial aid · Insights on unique college character, social scene, and more RANKING LISTS & RATINGS SCORES · Lists of the top 20 colleges in 62 categories based on students' opinions of academics, campus life, facilities, and much more · Ratings for every school on Financial Aid, Selectivity, and Quality of Life · Bonus list of the 200 "best-value" schools featured in Colleges That Pay You Back DETAILED ADMISSIONS INFORMATION · The "Inside Word" on competitive applications, test scores, tuition, and average indebtedness · Comprehensive information on selectivity, freshman profiles, and application deadlines at each school What the media is saying about The Princeton Review's Best Colleges guide: “The most efficient of the college guidebooks. Has entertaining profiles larded with quotes from students.”–Rolling Stone “The offbeat indexes, along with the chattily written descriptions of each school, provide a colorful picture of each campus.” –The New York Times “A great book.... It’s a bargain.” –CNN “Our favorite college guidebook.” –Seventeen “Provides the kind of feedback students would get from other students in a campus visit.” –USA Today

Contest

Contest

  • Author: Matthew Reilly
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781429908184
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
  • View: 1413
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The New York Public Library. A silent sanctuary of knowledge; a 100-year-old labyrinth of towering bookcases, narrow aisles and long marble hallways. For Doctor Stephen Swain and his daughter, Holly, it is the site of a nightmare. Because for one night this historic building is to be the venue for a contest. A contest in which Swain is to compete--whether he likes it or not. The rules are simple: Seven contestants will enter, only one will leave. With his daughter in his arms, Stephen Swain is plunged into a terrifying fight for survival. The stakes are high, the odds brutal. He can choose to run, to hide or to fight--but if he wants to live, he has to win. For in this contest, unless you leave as the victor, you do not leave at all. Readers all over the world have been cheering about Matthew Reilly's lightning fast adventure thrillers. Contest, the action-packed extravaganza that launched this international bestselling career, is vintage Reilly at his explosive best.