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Impacts of Disasters on Environment and Development: International Cooperation

M. A. Pramanik - 1993 - Disaster relief - Full view
Highlights the various issues, historical background & interactions related to the impacts of disasters on environment & development in the Asian countries, particularly in Bangladesh. Black & white photos.
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True Warnings and False Alarms: Evaluating Fears about the Health Risks of ...

Allan Mazur - 2004 - Medical - Limited preview
Given time, scientists reach consensus about the truth or falsity of a wide range of alleged hazards. Today, there is broad agreement that CFCs destroy stratospheric ozone. On the other hand, research does not support claims that electromagnetic ...
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Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge

Edward O. Wilson - 1999 - Philosophy - Snippet view
An expert on sociobiology and biodiversity argues for the fundamental unity of all knowledge in the face of the increasing fragmentation and specialization of knowledge over the past two centuries
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The Evolution of Cooperation

Robert M. Axelrod - 2006 - History - Limited preview
The Evolution of Cooperation provides valuable insights into the age-old question of whether unforced cooperation is ever possible. Widely praised and much-discussed, this classic book explores how cooperation can emerge in a world of self ...
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Gödel, Escher, Bach. Anniversary Edition: An Eternal Golden Braid

Douglas R. Hofstadter - 1999 - Computers - Snippet view
A scientist and mathematician explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view
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All Marketers are Liars: The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low ...

Seth Godin - 2005 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Presents an analysis of current marketing trends, maintaining that the marketing campaigns that succeed are those that cater to the inclination of consumers to believe the best story, irrespective of the facts.
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Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

Seth Godin - 2003 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Demonstrates the need for companies to develop innovative products, services, and techniques that consumers will seek out, and provides examples of successful marketers in today's changing economy.
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So Damn Much Money: The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American ...

Robert G. Kaiser - 2010 - Political Science - Limited preview
Examines the growth of the political lobby and its implications for American politics, detailing the growing influence of the federal government in every facet of life, the organized special interest groups and their role in shaping policy and ...
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Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

Edward S. Herman - 2002 - Political Science - Snippet view
Examines the political role played by the media in shaping events, assesses the relationship between the media and the corporations that control and finance them, and discusses the fine distinctions between news and propaganda.
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