Author: Sandra Navidi
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
Release Date: 2017-01-24
Genre: Business & Economics
ONE OF BLOOMBERG'S BEST BOOKS, 2016 FOREWORD BY NOURIEL ROUBINI $UPERHUBS is a rare, behind-the-scenes look at how the world's most powerful titans, the -superhubs- pull the levers of our global financial system. Combining insider's knowledge with principles of network science, Sandra Navidi offers a startling new perspective on how superhubs build their powerful networks and how their decisions impact all our lives. $UPERHUBS reveals what happens at the exclusive, invitation-only platforms - The World Economic Forum in Davos, the meetings of the International Monetary Fund, think-tank gatherings and exclusive galas. This is the most vivid portrait to date of the global elite: the bank CEOs, fund managers, billionaire financiers and politicians who, through their interlocking relationships and collective influence are transforming our increasingly fragile financial system, economy and society.
Author: National Geographic Society (U. S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Release Date: 2012
Pairs inspiring words from a variety of people including Khalil Gibran, Julia Child and J.K. Rowling, with colorful, elegant pictures from around the world in monthly themes to help readers find happiness every day.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-08-10
Day by Day's inspirational messages augment and reinforce NA principles about coping with today's problems while staying chemically free. Newly revised, this classic meditation book has brought an eloquent message about living one day at a time to more than a million recovering addicts. Its inspirational passages augment and reinforce AA principles about coping constructively with life's daily problems, staying sober, and growing spiritually.
Author: Anthony Aveni
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Release Date: 2009-10-01
December 21, 2012. The Internet, bookshelves, and movie theaters are full of prophecies, theories, and predictions that this date marks the end of the world, or at least the end of the world as we know it. Whether the end will result from the magnetic realignment of the north and south poles, bringing floods, earthquakes, death, and destruction; or from the return of alien caretakers to enlighten or enslave us; or from a global awakening, a sudden evolution of Homo sapiens into non-corporeal beings - theories of great, impending changes abound. In The End of Time, award-winning astronomer and Maya researcher Anthony Aveni explores these theories, explains their origins, and measures them objectively against evidence unearthed by Maya archaeologists, iconographers, and epigraphers. He probes the latest information astronomers and earth scientists have gathered on the likelihood of Armageddon and the oft-proposed link between the Maya Long Count cycle and the precession of the equinoxes. He then expands on these prophecies to include the broader context of how other cultures, ancient and modern, thought about the "end of things" and speculates on why cataclysmic events in human history have such a strong appeal within American pop culture.
Author: Clive L. N. Ruggles
Release Date: 2005
Long before astronomy was a science, humans used the stars to mark time, navigate, organize planting and dramatize myths. This encyclopaedia draws on archaeological evidence and oral traditions to reveal how prehistoric humans perceived the skies and celestial phenomena.
A novella by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the Crossfire series! Lucien Remington’s reputation as a debauched libertine who plays by no one’s rules—in business or the bedroom—is well deserved. He gets what he wants, social repudiation be damned. But society can keep from him the one thing he truly desires, the untouchable Lady Julienne La Coeur. Until she sneaks into his club dressed as a man, searching for her irresponsible brother. Suddenly she’s in Lucien’s grasp, his to take, and his mind is filled with the most wickedly sinful thoughts. A gentleman would walk away from the temptation she presents. But then, Lucien has never claimed to be a gentleman . . .
Author: Jonathan Mukwiri
Publisher: Arima Pub
Release Date: 2006-04-01
This classic text provides students with reliable, concise, value-for-money coverage of all the essential legal principles that underpin commercial contracts. The body of this text is the study of contract law in the context of commercial transactions. Commercial contract is at the very heart of commercial law and business law subjects. As such, this text strips the general commercial and business law subjects to the core, and identifies the fundamental principles that underlie these subjects, which is the interpretation and enforcement of commercial contracts. In dealing with the most important key topics, a straightforward analysis is applied to difficult areas of law whilst providing a succinct and reliable account of the current law. Written by an academic author specialising in this area of law, this text will prove invaluable and essential reading for both law students and business students studying modules within commercial law or business law subjects at all levels.
Author: Elizabeth Hill Boone
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press
Release Date: 1994
"Well-illustrated overview of the Aztec empire and society's development drawn from ethnohistoric sources and excavations at major imperial centers. Basic introduction for nonspecialists"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
Where there's a will. . . When pretty hairdresser Delaney Shaw returned home to Truly, Idaho, for the reading of her stepfather's will, she planned on paying her respects and getting out of town. But it seems the will has some unexpected stipulations-like the one that says if Delaney wants her inheritance she needs to stay put and have nothing to so with sexy Nick Allegrezza. . .for an entire year! There's no way Ten years ago, Nick had swept Delaney off her feet and onto his Harley, and that's when she really let her down her Hair! Back then, he was a love-'em-and-leave-'em man, and Delaney learned the hard way that she was just a fling. But Nick is as irresistible as ever. And when the ladies at Tuesday night Bingo see Nick and Delaney making after-hours whoopee through the window of a local beauty parlor, Delaney knows it's time to decide if Nick I truly, madly the man of her heart.
In The Viagra Myth Dr. Abraham Morgentaler (a practicing urologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School) shows us that while Viagra has proved enormously helpful to many men, it has also uncovered previously ignored aspects of identity and authenticity in sexuality and relationships. Some men, for example, may fear telling their partner they are using Viagra, yet still struggle with the hope of being loved for their true self. Women who discover their partner has resorted to a secret sexual enhancer may complain, "I thought it was me who turned you on . . ." Viagra may improve a man's sexual abilities, but there may also be a profound cost involved. If you or your partner is using or considering Viagra, or even if you are only wondered what it might be like to have a better sex life, this book is essential reading. It will provide insight and instruction about the reality of quick-fix solutions, sexuality, personal growth, and meaningful relationships.