Author: Alastair Sweeny
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-10-27
Genre: Business & Economics
BlackBerry Planet is a new tribe of people who simply cannot get along without their favorite device, Research in Motion’s innovative electronic organizer, the BlackBerry. This omnipresent device has gone beyond being the world’s foremost mobile business tool and entered the consumer mainstream as the Swiss Army Knife of smart phones. BlackBerry Planet tells the behind-the-scenes story of how this little device has become the machine that connects the planet. Starting with the early years of Mike Lazaridis’ invention and his founding of RIM at age 23, it details his drive to innovate, developing what was a glorified pager into the essential corporate communicator, used by everyone from dealmakers to the Queen, from movie stars to the entire US Congress. Since 1992, Lazaridis and co-CEO Jim Balsillie together have been the driving force behind the RIM story. With access to senior staffers and former RIM employees, BlackBerry Planet tells the inside story about the branding and marketing success of the BlackBerry, from its use during 9/11, which earned RIM a reputation for security and reliability, to the cultural adoption of the iconic device as a must-have symbol, to the backlash against the addictive properties of the “CrackBerry,” and the various patent suits RIM has had to fight off – including the five-year court battle that resulted in the largest technology patent settlement in US history. As the incredible story of the BlackBerry unfolds, and as RIM battles global giants like Nokia and Apple in the emerging super-phone marketplace, users, fans, investors and competitors can look to BlackBerry Planet for the insight and context of where they’ve been, to try and predict where they’re going.
'Principles of Marketing' is organized around a customer-value and customer-relationship framework. Among the learning aids in the book are: concept previews; marketing stories; concept and key term reviews; discussions on applying concepts; exercises on using technology in marketing; and situations on ethics.
Indulge in these easy, delicious recipes and discover the incredible health benefits of green smoothies! IncredibleSmoothies.com founder Tracy Russell tried just about every fad diet and expensive "superfood" supplement out there, with negligible results. It wasn't until she discovered green smoothies that she lost 40 pounds, lowered her cholesterol by 50 points, and started running marathons. In The Best Green Smoothies on the Planet, Russell shares healthy, down-to-earth recipes made with unprocessed whole foods. Packed with fresh fruits and vegetables--particularly leafy greens--that you can find at your neighborhood grocery store or local farmers' market, every recipe in this book contains nutrition information as well as options for substitutions and variations. Russell reveals optimal flavor pairings (which green goes best with which fruit and which fruits blend best together) and specific health benefits of key ingredients. Focusing on the many positive effects of drinking green smoothies, including detox and cleansing, natural weight loss, and mood enhancement, Russell offers nutrient-rich recipes with flavorful, fun combinations such as: Pineapple-Ginger Chocolate-Peanut Butter Mango-Avocado Cherry-Pomegranate Nectarine-Goji Berry With 150 delicious green smoothie favorites (enough smoothies for five whole months!), The Best Green Smoothies on the Planet provides recipes that can accommodate and enhance any individual or family diet. Whether you're a smoothie veteran or trying something new, these drinks will wow you--with both accessibility and incredible taste.
The summer of 1965 changes the lives of two children in such a way that they will never view life through the eyes of innocence again. Carol Lynn and her cousin Tom are spending the summer with their grandmother on her farm in rural Virginia. It's a quiet little place hiding the secrets, stories, and gossip the darker side of people entertain. It doesn't take the children long to become fascinated by the Horten family living near their grandmother. It's Carol Lynn's burning interest in the Horten family that leads them to trespass on their property. She wants to know the secret of the pond. It's on one of these forays that she meets Horten's stepdaughter, Clovie, a pitiful waif who longs to learn how to read. When Carol Lynn makes friends with the girl, it sets in motion events past and present that expose deception, incest, murder, suicide, and infanticide. When the truth is discovered, those involved are changed forever. The startling conclusion will take many by surprise.
The characters and plot of this story are fictitious , and although some are derived from mythical, historical, symbolic and religious means, the story itself is fictitious. As such, the story is not intended to be taken seriously, judgmentally, nor religiously; but absorbed and discarded playfully with an open mind. Take in what you need; take what you feel, discard the rest. In no way does this book claim to know the right way to grow, because everyone must walk their own path, everyone must find their own centerpoint of view . This story comes from one perspective, one eye, one voice, one soul expressing various elements of human emotion, expression and opinion. This is a story, with a plot I believe to be of central proportions. It is up to you to find connections to your own Archetype. May you always Love your Creator and aim to shine bright like the greatest role model in the universe. Within creative bright light*Shines great insight. Aim to be the Author and Master your own world. *Everyone, every soul has a character, a story that can and does change the World. Ask yourself, who is your character?
Author: David A. Cleveland
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2013-12-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This book is an interdisciplinary primer on critical thinking and effective action for the future of our global agrifood system, based on an understanding of the system’s biological and sociocultural roots. Key components of the book are a thorough analysis of the assumptions underlying different perspectives on problems related to food and agriculture around the world and a discussion of alternative solutions. David Cleveland argues that combining selected aspects of small-scale traditional agriculture with modern scientific agriculture can help balance our biological need for food with its environmental impact—and continue to fulfill cultural, social, and psychological needs related to food. Balancing on a Planet is based on Cleveland’s research and engaging teaching about food and agriculture for more than three decades. It is a tool to help students, faculty, researchers, and interested readers understand debates about the current crisis and alternatives for the future.
INTENSE ACTION has become the trademark of this series. Uncover dangerous deceptions and spectacular secrets as you experience the thrills and perils of this master tale. Ladek never thought hed keep secrets from his friends, but his time is different and frightening, for his secret will not be denied. Something terrible is chasing him and with his heart pounding desperately in his chest, he lashes out, certain he has committed the worst crime imaginable. Enchanted by alien technology, Skyla feels compelled to look into the opticope, which answers unsolved mysteries. Trembling with the discovery of a terrible truth, she decides to hide this frightful knowledge, which could tear the guardians apart. Mrs. Scryvun weaves a devious plot, playing all sides in her game of power, as the hunt for the Emberteller attracts fierce competition. Life and safety are the prize, for the Emberterller reads the embers of time, making him the greatest strategies ever to exist, and the freatest threat to the Tanyaksa. Star-navigating to Ixanza, blasting through a particle port and escaping capture are the least of Ladeks problems. The four friends have become prime targets as evil strikes from every direction, leaving no place to hide and no place to run.
Author: Jeremy W. Crampton
Release Date: 2010
Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS is an introduction to the critical issues surrounding mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) across a wide range of disciplines for the non-specialist reader. Examines the key influences Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and cartography have on the study of geography and other related disciplines Represents the first in-depth summary of the “new cartography” that has appeared since the early 1990s Provides an explanation of what this new critical cartography is, why it is important, and how it is relevant to a broad, interdisciplinary set of readers Presents theoretical discussion supplemented with real-world case studies Brings together both a technical understanding of GIS and mapping as well as sensitivity to the importance of theory
When Two Worlds Collide is based on science fiction. Which is about aliens and demons and the masters on Crogen orders Myloc to go to Earth to take Mankind soul. But they have forgotten about Lucifer the true master. When arriving on earth they did not know that there was a man named Aaron, who had powers as they do. Aaron goes into hell to talk to Lucifer, Lucifer helps mankind because of the souls whom he must claim. Myloc and masters of Crogen was cast out of heaven during the rebellion along with Lucifer and his legion of warriors. Some landed on Crogen and some landed on the earth, they have forgotten about their true master Lucifer. Now that they know his whereabouts and want to destroy the whole world, because Lucifer lord of darkness is their true master. Lucifer will fi ght with mankind to protect the souls of whom he claims. Mankind with all his technology with nuclear devices will fight Myloc and all of his warriors.
Author: Alastair Sweeny
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-05-13
Genre: Business & Economics
What if Canada 's so-called environmental nightmare was really an engineering triumph and the key to a stable and sustainable future? For years, Canadians have been hearing nothing but bad news out of the Athabasca Oil Sands. From 20th Century economists decrying it as a perpetual money-loser in the face of more easily-extracted foreign oil to green groups around the world declaring it the world's worst industrial enterprise, sometimes it seems as though no good could ever come from this so-called dirty resource. But what if developing Canada's Oil Sands was the key to bridging the gap between current petroleum-based economies and the alternative energies that aren't ready for market yet? What if it meant eliminating the threat of Peak Oil and providing economic stability not just for Canada and the rest of North America, but for the world? And what if the environmental costs of the resource were both not nearly as dire as some would have you believe, but currently better than many other options with the industry already making huge advances in sustainability, energy use and water reclamation? That's exactly the case that Alastair Sweeny, author of BlackBerry Planet, argues is at the core of the Athabasca Sands: a bright future. By digging into the past, present and future of oil sands technology, Sweeny cuts through the hype and hysteria and makes a solid and engaging case that the Sands aren't the environmental boogeyman set to destroy humanity, but rather our best hope for a truly stable and sustainable future.
"In the final analysis, man, be he botanist, gardener, or plain Homo sapiens, is utterly dependent on plants, while they can exist quite happily without him. How different from and similar to us is this major life form, and yet how little most of us know about it. Here, then, is the world of plants in all its thrusting vigor, incredible variety, ecological delicacy, and unbelievable ingenuity, presented by a writer whose command of the subject is prodigious. Plants have no bone, shell, muscle, blood, or nerves, and yet their lives have striking parallels with ours. [This book] illuminates their life cycle from germination to death, their life styles, their chemistry and structure, their capacities for colonization, their opportunism, and their amazing sex life--all based on water, air, and soil and fueled by their unique ability to convert light into energy. As English reviewer Adrian Bell said after reading Mr. Huxley's book, 'You soon realize that in strolling in the meadows in the merry month of May you are witnessing an orgy of sex beside which La Dolce Vita is like a bishop's garden party.' In addition to their multifarious sex practices, one marvels at the inventiveness of plants: aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, structural engineering, plumbing, insulation, chemical messengers, the slingshot, the poison dart, the triggered trap, all manner of deception, self-adornment--all these the plants perfected long before mankind. This book literally provides a plant's-eye view of the world. Rigorous in approach and style, it lends little solace to those who hope to make their philodendrons grow by giving them Brahms instead of The Jefferson Airplane. Nonetheless, it cannot fail to fascinate anyone whose chlorophyll-consciousness has been raised by such books as Tompkins' The Secret Life of Plants. By the time one has finished it, one sees the verdant world quite differently and can only nod approvingly when the author says at the end: 'If man wholly or partly destroys himself, the probability is that most natural vegetable life will survive.'"--Dust jacket.