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Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization

Vaclav Smil - 2013 - Technology & Engineering - No preview available
How much further should the affluent world push its material consumption? Does relative dematerialization lead to absolute decline in demand for materials? These and many other questions are discussed and answered in Making the Modern World ...

Understanding Beliefs

Nils J. Nilsson - 2014 - Philosophy - Limited preview
Our beliefs constitute a large part of our knowledge of the world. We have beliefs about objects, about culture, about the past, and about the future. We have beliefs about other people, and we believe that they have beliefs as well. We use ...

Billion Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn from the Most Inexcusable ...

Paul Carroll, Chunka Mui - 2008 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Analyzes the costly mistakes of companies throughout the past quarter century to counsel business professionals on what not to do, in a guide that profiles key strategy failures and challenges popular beliefs about leadership, luck, and effective ...

The King of Oil: The Secret Lives of Marc Rich

Daniel Ammann - 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
Billionaire oil trader Marc Rich for the first time talks at length about his private life (including his expensive divorce from wife Denise); his invention of the spot oil market which made his fortune and changed the world economy; his ...

Confidence Game: How Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman Called Wall Street's Bluff

Christine S. Richard - 2010 - Business & Economics - No preview available
An expose on the delusion, greed, and arrogance that led to America's credit crisis The collapse of America's credit markets in 2008 is quite possibly the biggest financial disaster in U.S. history. Confidence Game: How a Hedge Fund Manager ...

Understanding Beliefs

Nils J. Nilsson - 2014 - Computers - Limited preview
Our beliefs constitute a large part of our knowledge of the world. We have beliefs about objects, about culture, about the past, and about the future. We have beliefs about other people, and we believe that they have beliefs as well. We use ...

Eothen

Alexander William Kinglake - 1896 - Kinglake, Alexander William, 1809-1891 - Full view

The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

Rick Perlstein - 2014 - History - Limited preview
From the bestselling author of Nixonland: a dazzling portrait of America on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s. In January of 1973 Richard Nixon announced the end of the Vietnam War and ...

In the country of men

Hisham Matar - 2006 - Fiction - Snippet view
It is a white hot day in Tripoli, Libya, in the summer of 1979, and nine - year - old Suleiman sees his father standing across the street. Why does he pretend he hasn't seen him? And why doesn't he come over when he knows Suleiman's mother is ...

Anatomy of a Disappearance: A Novel

Hisham Matar - 2011 - Fiction - Limited preview
This mesmerizing literary novel is written with all the emotional precision and intimacy that have won Hisham Matar tremendous international recognition. In a voice that is delicately wrought and beautifully tender, he asks: When a loved one ...