Great Ideas Today

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary collections

Page: N.A

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Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

ISBN: 1593394926

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 2114

View: 6594

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia is the perfect resource for information on the people, places, and events of yesterday and today. Students, teachers, and librarians can find fast facts combined with the quality and accuracy that have made Britannica the brand to trust. A tool for both the classroom and the library, no other desk reference can compare.
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The Subjection of Women

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Hayes Barton Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Equality

Page: 188

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The Power of Now

A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Author: Eckhart Tolle

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 145877094X

Category: Religion

Page: 340

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Self help.
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Ten Philosophical Mistakes

Author: Mortimer J. Adler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439105065

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 8599

An illuminating critique of modern thought from America's "Philosopher for Everyman" (Time). Ten Philosophical Mistakes examines ten errors in modern thought and shows how they have led to serious consequences in our everyday lives. It teaches how they came about, how to avoid them, and how to counter their negative effects.
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Candide

A Dual-Language Book

Author: Voltaire

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486117634

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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DIVVoltaire's brilliant satire on the follies of man, in the original French, with a new and exacting English translation on the opposing page. Weller's critical introduction illuminates the satire's enduring appeal. /div
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The Great Ideas

A Lexicon of Western Thought

Author: Mortimer Jerome Adler

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9780684859217

Category: Philosophy

Page: 958

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Presenting major points of view on nearly three thousand intellectual questions that have been discussed for thousands of years, a distinguished scholar includes an introduction explaining why twentieth-century accomplishments are best viewed through the context of history.
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Africana

The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience : the Concise Desk Reference

Author: Anthony Appiah,Henry Louis Gates

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780762416424

Category: History

Page: 1135

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Drawn from the acclaimed landmark in reference publishing, this incomparable one-volume encyclopedia of the black world is now within reach of every family, student, and educator. It brings the entire Pan-African experience into sharp focus, with entries ranging from "affirmative action" to "zydeco," from each of the most prominent ethnic groups in Africa to each member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Africana will provide hours of reading pleasure through its longer, interpretive essays on the religion, arts, and cultural life of Africans and of black people everywhere.
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S Chandrasekhar: The Man Behind the Legend

Author: Kameshwar C Wali

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1783262648

Category: Science

Page: 236

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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar — known simply as Chandra throughout the scientific world — has become a legendary figure for his prolific contributions to physics, astrophysics, and applied mathematics. Before his death in 1995, Chandra had forbidden a memorial of the conventional sort, celebrating his life. This book, which contains some thirty articles by his former students, his associates, and his colleagues, is in a sense a memorial volume. It says little about Chandra's great scientific achievements, but shows his human side and the various facets of his brilliant personality, his incredible memory, his wit, and the breadth of his knowledge of art, music, literature, and the humanities in general. The contributors to this highly interesting book are among the few who broke the seemingly forbidden barrier surrounding the very private Chandra and came to know him well in one context or another. They include Lalitha Chandrasekhar, Roger Penrose, Richard H Dalitz, J W Cronin, Robert G Sachs, Abhay Ashtekar, and Robert Wald. Contents:“My Everlasting Flame” (L Chandrasekhar)S Chandrasekhar: A Personal Portrait (A Ashtekar)Exploring General Relativity with Chandra (V Ferrari)Chandrasekhar and the End of Time (R Penrose)Some Memories of Chandra (R M Wald)Chandra in Focus (S Kumar)Reminiscences of Chandra (J W Cronin)Some Personal Recollections of S Chandrasekhar at Chicago and Oxford (R H Dalitz)A Towering Figure: Reminiscences and Reflections (L Mestel)Reminiscences About Chandra (R G Sachs)and other papers Readership: General. Reviews:“Not a biography, this, but an album of verbal portraits of an austere, proud, cultured and deeply humane astrophysicist.”New Scientist “The present effort is a fine one, and I recommend the book with enthusiasm.”Physics World
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The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King Jr.

Critical Essays on the Philosopher King

Author: Robert E. Birt

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739165542

Category: Philosophy

Page: 380

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This volume examines the philosophical thought of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and is an assessment of King’s contribution to philosophy—especially ethics, social philosophy and philosophy of religion. It also explores the relevance of King’s thoughts as “liberatory discourse”—insurgent thinking aimed at enabling contemporary social justice.
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The Myth of Continents

A Critique of Metageography

Author: Martin W. Lewis,Kären Wigen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520207431

Category: Nature

Page: 344

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In a thoughtful and engaging critique, geographer Martin W. Lewis and historian Karen Wigen re-examine the basic geographical divisions we take for granted. Their up-to-the-minute study reflects both on the global scale and its relation to the specific continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa actually part of one contiguous landmass. Photos. maps.
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The Old Patagonian Express

By Train Through the Americas

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547524005

Category: Transportation

Page: 432

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Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Theroux winds up on the poky, wandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine, which comes to a halt in a desolate land of cracked hills and thorn bushes. But with Theroux the view along the way is what matters: the monologuing Mr. Thornberry in Costa Rica, the bogus priest of Cali, and the blind Jorge Luis Borges, who delights in having Theroux read Robert Louis Stevenson to him.
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Third Culture

Beyond the Scientific Revolution

Author: John Brockman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684823446

Category: Science

Page: 416

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This eye-opening look at the intellectual culture of today--in which science, not literature or philosophy, takes center stage in the debate over human nature and the nature of the universe--is certain to spark fervent intellectual debate.
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The World Book Dictionary

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Book .com

ISBN: 9780716602996

Category: English language

Page: 2430

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An English language dictionary, in two volumes, that provides definitions, spellings, and pronunciations to more than 225,000 terms.
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Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies 2000

Profiles of Major U. S. Private Enterprises

Author: Hoover's Business Press,Hoover's, Incorporated

Publisher: Hoover's

ISBN: 9781573110587

Category: Big business

Page: 832

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Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies covers 800 nonpublic U.S. enterprises with revenues in excess of $600 million, including large industrial and service corporations like UPS and Goldman Sachs; hospitals and health care organizations such as Blue Cross; charitable and membership organizations including the Ford Foundation; mutual and cooperative organizations such as the United States Postal Service; and major university systems, including The University of Texas Systems. This book features 250 in-depth Hoover's profiles (similar to the one shown on page 2) plus 550 shorter entries (as illustrated below). Company logos are shown for many of the profiled companies. Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies also includes lists of companies ranked by sales and by number of employees, plus Inc.'s list of fastest-growing private companies. It is indexed by headquarters location and industry, and by the people, companies and brand names mentioned in the profiles.
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Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

ISBN: 1593394926

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 2114

View: 2123

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia is the perfect resource for information on the people, places, and events of yesterday and today. Students, teachers, and librarians can find fast facts combined with the quality and accuracy that have made Britannica the brand to trust. A tool for both the classroom and the library, no other desk reference can compare.
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Blown to Bits

How the New Economics of Information Transforms Strategy

Author: Philip Evans,Thomas S. Wurster

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9780875848778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

View: 5808

Richness or reach? The trade-off used to be simple but absolute: Your business strategy either could focus on "rich" information - customized products and services tailored to a niche audience - or could reach out to a larger market, but with watered-down information that sacrificed richness in favor of a broad, general appeal. Much of business strategy as we know it today rests on this fundamental trade-off. Now, say Evans and Wurster, the new economics of information is eliminating the trade-off between richness and reach, blowing apart the foundations of traditional business strategy. Blown to Bits reveals how the spread of connectivity and common standards is redefining the information channels that link businesses with their customers, suppliers, and employees. Increasingly, your customers will have rich access to a universe of alternatives, your suppliers will exploit direct access to your customers, and your competitors will pick off the most profitable parts of your value chain. Your competitive advantage is up for grabs. To prepare corporate executives and entrepreneurs alike for a fundamental change in business competition, Evans and Wurster expand and illuminate groundbreaking concepts first explored in the award-winning Harvard Business Review article "Strategy and the New Economics of Information," and present a practical guide for applying them. Examples span the spectrum of industries--from financial services to health care, from consumer to industrial goods, and from media to retailing. Blown to Bits shows how to build new strategies that reflect a world in which richness and reach go hand in hand and how to make the most of the new forces shaping competitive advantage.
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