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Borrow: The American Way of Debt

Louis Hyman - Business & Economics - 2012 - 200 pages
Told through the vivid stories of individuals and institutions affected by these changes, Borrow charts the collision of commerce and culture in twentieth-century America, giving an historical perspective on what is new—and what is ...
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Backstage Wall Street: An Insider’s Guide to Knowing Who to Trust, Who to ...

Joshua M. Brown - Business & Economics - 2012 - 256 pages
Until you read this book.” —JAMES ALTUCHER, Formula Capital and author of I Was Blind but Now I See “Joshua wants Wall Street to be awesome. You can feel it every day on his amazing blog and in this great book.
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Acts of God and Man: Ruminations on Risk and Insurance

Michael R. Powers - Business & Economics - 2013 - 304 pages
Insightfully exploring these "acts of God and man," Michael R. Powers guides readers through the methods available for identifying and measuring such risks, financing their consequences, and forecasting their future behavior within the ...
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A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity

Luigi Zingales - Business & Economics - 2014 - 336 pages
In A Capitalism for the People, Zingales makes a forceful, philosophical, and at times personal argument that the roots of American capitalism are dying, and that the result is a drift toward the more corrupt systems found throughout Europe ...
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The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends ...

Bernard Baumohl - Business & Economics - 2012 - 496 pages
This classic book has long been considered an invaluable resource by professionals who need to understand the true meaning of the latest economic trends. With this new edition, Bernie Baumohl has made it even more useful.
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Guide to Essential Math: A Review for Physics, Chemistry and Engineering ...

Sy M. Blinder - Mathematics - 2013 - 320 pages
This book reminds students in junior, senior and graduate level courses in physics, chemistry and engineering of the math they may have forgotten (or learned imperfectly) that is needed to succeed in science courses.
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On the Edge of the Cold War: American Diplomats and Spies in Postwar Prague

Igor Lukes - History - 2012 - 296 pages
In this book, Igor Lukes illuminates the end of World War II and the early stages of the Cold War in Prague, showing why the United States failed to prevent Czechoslovakia from being absorbed into the Soviet bloc.
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Automate This: How Algorithms Took Over Our Markets, Our Jobs, and the World

Christopher Steiner - Business & Economics - 2012 - 256 pages
In this fascinating, frightening book, Christopher Steiner tells the story of how algorithms took over—and shows why the “bot revolution” is about to spill into every aspect of our lives, often silently, without our knowledge.
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Steroids and Doping in Sports: A Reference Handbook

David E. Newton Ph.D. - Sports & Recreation - 2013 - 320 pages
The work also includes a chapter containing snapshot profiles of many individuals involved in steroid use scandals and organizations with an interest in topics related to steroid abuse.
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Environmental Fluid Dynamics: Flow Processes, Scaling, Equations of Motion ...

Jorg Imberger - Science - 2012 - 460 pages
The material presented here is based on the author’s 40 years of teaching fluid dynamics at Berkeley, Caltech, Karlsruhe, Padova, and Western Australia.
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Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and an Introduction to Chaos

Morris W. Hirsch, Stephen Smale, Robert L. Devaney - Mathematics - 2012 - 432 pages
Hirsch, Devaney, and Smale’s classic Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and an Introduction to Chaos has been used by professors as the primary text for undergraduate and graduate level courses covering differential equations.
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October Earthquake: Yom Kippur 1973

Zeev Schiff - History - 1974 - 327 pages
"Originally published in 1974 by University Publishing Projects, Ltd."
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Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry: A Practical Guide: A Practical Guide

O. David Sparkman, Zelda Penton, Fulton G. Kitson - Science - 2011 - 632 pages
The second edition of Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry: A Practical Guide follows the highly successful first edition by F.G. Kitson, B.S. Larsen, and C.N. McEwen (1996), which was designed as an indispensible resource for GC/MS ...
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Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in Twentieth-Century America

Eric W. Boyle - Health & Fitness - 2013 - 239 pages
Digging beneath the surface, the book uncovers the history of allegedly fraudulent therapies including pain medications, obesity and asthma cures, gastrointestinal remedies, virility treatments, and panaceas for diseases such as arthritis, ...
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The Clash of Generations: Saving Ourselves, Our Kids, and Our Economy

Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Scott Burns - Business & Economics - 2012 - 288 pages
How did this happen? In The Clash of Generations, experts Laurence Kotlikoff and Scott Burns document our six-decade, off-balance-sheet, unsustainable financing scheme.
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The Atlantic in World History

Karen Ordahl Kupperman - History - 2012 - 168 pages
As Europeans began to move into the Atlantic in the late fifteenth century, first encountering islands and then two continents across the sea, they initiated a process that revolutionized the lives of people everywhere.
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Amity Shlaes - Biography & Autobiography - 2013 - 592 pages
In this illuminating, magisterial biography, AmityShlaes finally captures the remarkable story of Calvin Coolidge and the decade of extraordinary prosperity that grew from his leadership.
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Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy

Joan Magretta - Business & Economics - 2013 - 208 pages
Eminently readable, this book will enable every manager in your organization to grasp Porter’s ideas—and swiftly deploy them to drive your company’s success.
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Xenophon's Anabasis, or The Expedition of Cyrus

Michael A. Flower - Biography & Autobiography - 2012 - 272 pages
This book unveils the literary artistry and narrative strategies that have gone into shaping one of the greatest survival stories of all time.
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Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Elizabeth DeLoughrey, George B. Handley - Literary Criticism - 2011 - 360 pages
The first edited collection to bring ecocritical studies into a necessary dialogue with postcolonial literature, this volume offers rich and suggestive ways to explore the relationship between humans and nature around the globe, drawing ...
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Born along the Color Line: The 1933 Amenia Conference and the Rise of a ...

Eben Miller - Political Science - 2012 - 368 pages
With elegant writing and piercing insight, historian Eben Miller narrates how this little-known conference brought together a remarkable young group of African American activists, capturing through the lives of five extraordinary ...
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The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World

Brian Campbell, Lawrence A. Tritle - History - 2012 - 840 pages
The handbook closes with an epilogue that explores the legacy of classical warfare. Authored by experts in classics, ancient history, and archaeology, this handbook presents a vibrant map of the field of classical warfare studies.
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