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But What If We re Wrong

But What If We re Wrong  Book
Author : Chuck Klosterman
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-06-07
ISBN : 0399184147
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or—weirder still—widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we “overrate” democracy? And perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we’ve reached the end of knowledge? Klosterman visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Kinetically slingshotting through a broad spectrum of objective and subjective problems, But What If We’re Wrong? is built on interviews with a variety of creative thinkers—George Saunders, David Byrne, Jonathan Lethem, Kathryn Schulz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Junot Díaz, Amanda Petrusich, Ryan Adams, Nick Bostrom, Dan Carlin, and Richard Linklater, among others—interwoven with the type of high-wire humor and nontraditional analysis only Klosterman would dare to attempt. It’s a seemingly impossible achievement: a book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we did. It’s about how we live now, once “now” has become “then.” From the Hardcover edition.

Achievement

Achievement Book
Author : Gwen Bradford
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2015-01-08
ISBN : 019102340X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the magisterial to the mundane, achievements play a role in the best kind of human life, and many people think that they are of such importance that they are worth pursuing at the expense of serious sacrifices. Yet for all that, no philosophers have devoted more than a few short passages to discerning what makes achievements valuable, or even what makes something an achievement to begin with. Gwen Bradford presents the first systematic account of what achievements are, and what it is about them that makes them worth doing. It turns out that more things count as achievements than we might have thought, and that what makes them valuable isn't something we usually think of as good. It turns out that difficulty, perhaps surprisingly, plays a central part in characterizing achievements and their value: achievements are worth the effort. But just what does it mean for something to be difficult, and why is it valuable? A thorough analysis of the nature of difficulty is given, and ultimately, the best account of the value of achievements taps into perfectionist axiology. But not just any perfectionist theory of value will do, and in this book we see a new perfectionist theory developed that succeeds in capturing the value of achievement better than its predecessors.

Poor Mrs Rigsby

Poor Mrs  Rigsby Book
Author : Kathy Herman
Publisher : Multnomah
Release : 2009-01-21
ISBN : 0307563928
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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CNA Sally Cox is about as happy to be at Walnut Hills Nursing Center as the patients are. But it’s work or starve, now that her husband has found a younger companion. Sally’s new crowd skews toward the elderly—ninety-year-old Elsie Rigsby, for instance, whose dementia comes and goes with her gold-digging son and grandson’s visits. Elsie’s not going to tell those vultures where she stashed her money. Still, she’s not getting any younger, and someone besides her needs to know. Three deaths later, is anyone watching Sally?The love of money… Poor Mrs. Rigsby gets so confused. But she’s Sally Cox’s favorite patient at Walnut Hills Nursing Center . It’s too bad her only relatives are her insensitive son, Harry, who’s always badgering her about money, and a charming but unreliable grandson. …is a root… Harry Rigsby is retired, but these years aren’t exactly golden for him. He’s been reduced to eating ketchup sandwiches when his Social Security check doesn’t stretch to cover the whole month. It just isn’t fair. He has long suspected his mother of rat-holing money, but she won’t admit it. Trouble is, if he doesn’t find out before her mind goes, he’ll never see a penny of it. …of all kinds of evil. Sally Cox is drowning in debt and resentful that her job at the nursing home doesn’t pay enough. When Mrs. Rigsby tells her and a coworker that she’s hidden money from her greedy son, the coworker devises the perfect scheme to end Sally’s financial woes—and opens a door to something evil! Poor Mrs. Rigsby explores the pitfalls of financial worry, the wages of greed, and the God who has promised to be a refuge from both. Story Behind the Book I’ve been dismayed by the financial abuse of people in power—corporate CEOs, trusted religious leaders, and even heads of households—whose mismanagement and greed have inflicted hardship on many a victim. But I wrote Poor Mrs. Rigsby to show what can happen when victims justify using dishonest means in an effort to regain control of their financial ture. It’s my hope that this story will challenge believers to take an honest look at where they draw the line between their own striving for financial purity—and trusting God to provide what they need.

Az If Nothing Ever Went Wrong

Az If Nothing Ever Went Wrong Book
Author : Sandrael
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 1425738869
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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www.myspace.com/azif1 "Az If" presents a collection of "a real soul-stirring, eye-opening version of one woman's life in the middle lane" while incorporating an understanding of certain Christian principles along the way. "Az If" explores the relative complexities of human nature and interaction as they might occur in a sometimes uncertain modern society. Most of "Az If" deals with family bonds, starting with "Collection by Ma", "Real Mothers" and "My Sisters Are My Friends". This book focuses on notions of history and culture, "African Queens" portrays a slightly different kind of relationship that might influence a person's sense of self. Several pieces envision a virtual link between the earthly and the divine, through the individual. For example, "Echoes of Women's Work" and "I Love Him Still" post faith as a means whereby a person might achieve a degree of peace or comprehension. Based in part on the idea that "Childhood lessons last throughout adulthood", "Az If" seeks to characterize the "Reality Of A 13-Year Old Manchild in Da' Hood". The end of the text offers a fairly candid look into "That Mirror". The concluding pages of "Az If" furnish some "Final Thoughts" addressing facets of mortality and spirituality. From the peaks and valleys, defining romance, to the strength that may come through prayer, the collection covers a range of themes and scenarios. Altogether this book offers a design to mark phases of thinking as well as enlightening and provoking thought for the reader. "Az If" is fresh and original. Readers from all walks of life will appreciate the truth and experiences in this novel. This book relays to the reader to take note of their acquired knowledge, both as an outlet and even as a blueprint for your life, and ultimately to better understand your God given path. Peace & prosperity, Sandrael www.myspace.com/azif1

What Went Wrong

What Went Wrong  Book
Author : Trevor Kletz
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2009-06-17
ISBN : 9780080949697
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"What Went Wrong?" has revolutionized the way industry views safety. The new edition continues and extends the wisdom, innovations and strategies of previous editions, by introducing new material on recent incidents, and adding an extensive new section that shows how many accidents occur through simple miscommunications within the organization, and how strightforward changes in design can often remove or reduce opportunities for human errors. Kletz' approach to learning as deeply as possible from previous experiences is made yet more valuable in this new edtion, which for the first time brings together the approaches and cases of "What Went Wrong" with the managerially focussed material previously published in "Still Going Wrong". Updated and supplemented with new cases and analysis, this fifth edition is the ultimate resource of experienced based anaylsis and guidance for the safety and loss prevention professionals. * A million dollar bestseller, this trusted book is updated with new material, including the Texas City and Buncefield incidents, and supplemented by material from Trevor Kletz's 'Still Going Wrong' * Now presents a complete analysis of the design, operational and for the first time, managerial causes of process plant accidents and disasters, plus their aftermaths * Case histories illustrate what went wrong, why it went wrong, and then guide readers in how to avoid similar tragedies: learn from the mistakes of others

Prospero in Hell

Prospero in Hell Book
Author : L. Jagi Lamplighter
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2010-08-17
ISBN : 1429938684
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The exciting, suspenseful story of Miranda's search for Prospero, the fabled sorcerer of The Tempest The search of a daughter for her father is but the beginning of this robust fantasy adventure. For five hundred years since the events of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Miranda has run Prospero, Inc., protecting an unknowing world from disasters both natural and man-made. Now her father has been taken prisoner of dark spirits in a place she could only guess. Piecing together clues about her father's whereabouts and discovering secrets of her shrouded past, she comes to an inescapable conclusion she has dreaded since Prospero was lost. Prospero has been imprisoned in Hell, kept there by demons who wish to extract a terrible price in exchange for his freedom. As the time of reckoning for Miranda draws near, she realizes that hundreds of years of their family's magic may not be enough to free her once-powerful father from the curse that could destroy them...and the world. Prospero in Hell is the second novel of the Prospero's Daughter series.

The Only Three Questions That Count

The Only Three Questions That Count Book
Author : Ken Fisher
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2008-10-20
ISBN : 0470292679
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Only Three Questions That Count is the first book to show you how to think about investing for yourself and develop innovative ways to understand and profit from the markets. The only way to consistently beat the markets is by knowing something others don’t know. This book will show you how to do just that by using three simple questions. You’ll see why CNBC’s Mad Money host and money manager James J. Cramer says, "I believe that reading his book may be the single best thing you could do this year to make yourself a better investor. In The Only Three Questions That Count, Ken Fisher challenges the conventional wisdoms of investing, overturns glib theories with hard facts, and blows up complacent beliefs about money and the markets. Ultimately, he says, the key to successful investing is daring to challenge yourself and whatever you believe to be true. Packed with more than 100 visuals, usable tools, and a glossary, The Only Three Questions That Count is an entertaining and educational experience in the markets unlike any other, giving you an opportunity to reap the huge rewards that only the markets can offer.

Table of Darkness

Table of Darkness Book
Author : Herman Lloyd Bruebaker
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2012-05-21
ISBN : 1469197138
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Kimberly shook her head. We're moving the investigation to Cambridge. You're to come with us. IP is sending your orders. Look, I don't know what's going on. But I have never heard Howard so panic stricken. Was Freeman sighted in Cambridge? Swami wanted to know. Howard didn't say. And did he confirm what the man looks like now? No. Then we're running blind again. Swami thoughtfully looked around them. For a few moments the captain was confused what to do. Then his wavering soon faded. You go ahead but I'll stay awhile. I need to discuss a few matters with the money changer. Swami was silent for a few moments then he soberly said. I'll catch up with you later on. Hopefully, I will bring good news. But the matter stands. If we don't discover what changes he went through, our chances of cornering Freeman is nil. Chapter Eleven The private air field not far from London wasn't that busy as their VIP aircraft taxied to a hanger away from the terminal. After spending hours in flight, the weary couple was still confused why they rapidly made their exit from India. Garnett repeatedly tried contacting Howard but never received a response. While disembarking outside the hanger, Garnett was surprised when seeing the thick foggy conditions. He wondered what stupid air controller allowed a touchdown in such conditions. The marine officer then thoughtfully surveyed their surroundings. He didnt like this isolation that could easily develop into a belligerent situation. It was then that he saw the 3 unfriendly business suits standing nearby, their attention reserved for the aircraft he had just stepped from. They suspiciously made no aggressive movements but silently stood their ground. There were 10 hangers with no planes parked outside which was suspicious. This was no chance arrival but a carefully set up meeting of sorts. Why instantly perked his cautious response. Garnett about to ask Kimberly what she thought saw her wide smile. Then he saw an older man walking from the hanger happily waving at Kimberly. Afterwards, Garnett quietly stood aside while Kimberly excitedly greeted her uncle. In the following few minutes he was ignored while they rapidly talked. Garnett wasn't familiar with the Israeli language so their discussion meant nothing to him. Whatever they were talking about occasionally caused the disagreeable uncle to lose his smile. When Garnett was about to walk away from the plane, the security men politely shook their heads. Garnett nodded and didn't try that again. Minutes later a gasoline tanker pulled alongside their plane while the business suits cautiously monitored the refueling. Not until the truck finished did the Israelis relax. Temperatures kept dropping as thick fog slowly engulfed that airfield. Finally, Kimberly stopped reminiscing and looked at Garnett patiently waiting a few feet away. Honey, this is my Uncle Joshua Lahav. Then she looked at the husky man at her side and said cordially. I want you to meet my better half, Garnett Lewis. He's the one I told you about. The husky built man with a neatly trimmed gray beard extended his hand. I have heard much about you, my good man. The gray eyes sparkled with friendliness while his grip was strong. My niece tells me you have a very complicated covert on your hands? Garnett shrugged his agreement. Its definitely having some moments, sir. That I can understand, he replied, in a smooth English accent that momentarily caught Garnett off guard. When glancing at Kimberly his voice became more serious. Im afraid your moments are about to worsen. Then youre familiar with the Book of Sakkare? Garnett curiously asked. Yes, more than I want to be. Far back as Moses our people have known about the Book of Sakkare. Dressed in his tailored gray suit Joshua looked to be a ladys man. He was handsome for his fifty-three years and radiated a trust mos

The Rats

The Rats Book
Author : James Herbert
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2011-05-11
ISBN : 0330469207
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A special fortieth anniversary edition of The Rats, the classic, bestselling novel that launched James Herbert's career. With a foreword by Neil Gaiman. It was only when the bones of the first devoured victims were discovered that the true nature and power of these swarming black creatures with their razor sharp teeth and the taste for human blood began to be realized by a panic-stricken city. For millions of years man and rats had been natural enemies. But now for the first time – suddenly, shockingly, horribly – the balance of power had shifted . . .

The Eternity of Being a Global Explorer

The Eternity of Being a Global Explorer Book
Author : Danny Teller,Danny Teller &,Yvonne Wu
Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
Release : 2013-05-07
ISBN : 1609764919
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We present four intriguing and inspiring stories from around the globe. Florida, November 2008; South Africa, May 2009; Europe, August 2009 and China, October 2009. Metaphysically and philosophically speaking all the places offered a great deal in not just the quality of life but most importantly to highlight the educational, architectural and geographical reasons for being in the limelight. Florida was just about blending money and materials into one for the purpose of finding eternal happiness. Cape Town projected a different prospective of a young and prosperous new nation. Greece and Croatia projected a lively and challenging outlook of Eastern Europe with beauty, development and integrity while Beijing was full of oriental vision and an absolute must for anyone. So please sit back and enjoy our realm of world vision in the everlasting kingdom of god. We sincerely hope that our literary and philosophical vision is your time and pleasure.

Equal Shares

Equal Shares Book
Author : Dennis Lewycky,Keitseope Nthomang
Publisher : Between The Lines
Release : 1999
ISBN : 1896357210
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Equal Shares tells a fascinating story--the history of a group of dynamic tapestry workers who changed the economic life of their community. The authors examine a key community-based cooperative in Botswana that was launched in the early 1970s, and is hailed as a model for development and social change. With little formal education, virtually no job experience, still working their own agricultural lands, and many as single mothers, the co-op workers have maintained their business for over twenty-five years. Equal Shares is written in different voices, and tells the story of the defining moments in the lives of the Oodi Weavers. As the workers weave their village stories into the tapestries, the book weaves a story that depicts their evolving collective experience. It's a model of community action. Inspiring reading for all those fighting to take control of their economic lives.

Elvis and the Grateful Dead

Elvis and the Grateful Dead Book
Author : Peggy Webb
Publisher : Kensington Books
Release : 2010-09-01
ISBN : 0758262965
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When the first Elvis impersonator is found slumped over his piano, a heart attack seems the likely suspect. But when a second keels over mid-swagger at Callie Valentine Jones's party, suspicious minds begin to wonder if something foul is afoot. Because everyone knows two dead Elvis impersonators add up to only one thing: murder. As it turns out, Callie's cousin Lovie--a 190-pound bombshell who's had more lovers than the King had hit records--turns out to be suspect #1. Callie knows she's innocent but to prove it, she and Lovie will have to find out who the real killer is. It's a mystery fit for a King, and with a little help from Callie's hunk-a-burnin' love ex Jack, and her talented hound dog Elvis--who's convinced he's the true reincarnation of the King--Callie and Lovie are determined to have the killer singing Jailhouse Rock. But they need to move fast and be ready for the killer's next move, because their chance may be now. . .or never! "Another crazy, fast-paced mystery sure to leave cozy fans chuckling and waiting for the next adventure." --Booklist "Webb's sly sense of humor and neatly plotted mystery is laugh-out-loud hilarious." --Romantic Times

Investing with the Trend

Investing with the Trend Book
Author : Gregory L. Morris
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-12-31
ISBN : 1118726693
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Investing with the Trend provides an abundance of evidence for adapting a rules-based approach to investing by offering something most avoid, and that is to answer the “why” one would do it this way. It explains the need to try to participate in the good markets and avoid the bad markets, with cash being considered an asset class. The book is in three primary sections and tries to leave no stone unturned in offering almost 40 years of experience in the markets. Part I – The focus is on much of the misinformation in modern finance, the inappropriate use of Gaussian statistics, the faulty assumptions with Modern Portfolio Theory, and a host of other examples. The author attempts to explain each and offer justification for his often strong opinions. Part II – After a lead chapter on the merits of technical analysis, the author offers detailed research into trend analysis, showing how to identify if a market is trending or not and how to measure it. Further research involves the concept of Drawdown, which the author adamantly states is a better measure of investor risk than the oft used and terribly wrong use of volatility as determined by standard deviation. Part III – This is where he puts it all together and shows the reader all of the steps and details on how to create a rules-based trend following investment strategy. A solid disciplined strategy consists of three parts, a measure of what the market is actually doing, a set of rules and guidelines to tell you how to invest based upon that measurement, and the discipline to follow the strategy

The New South Wales Law Reports

The New South Wales Law Reports Book
Author : New South Wales. Supreme Court
Publisher :
Release : 1888
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In three series: 1. Cases at law -- 2. Cases in equity -- 3. Matrimonial cases.

Hansard s

Hansard s Book
Author : Great Britain. Parliament
Publisher :
Release : 1812
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What Went Wrong

What Went Wrong  Book
Author : Bernard Lewis
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2002-01-24
ISBN : 0199826633
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For many centuries, the world of Islam was in the forefront of human achievement--the foremost military and economic power in the world, the leader in the arts and sciences of civilization. Christian Europe, a remote land beyond its northwestern frontier, was seen as an outer darkness of barbarism and unbelief from which there was nothing to learn or to fear. And then everything changed, as the previously despised West won victory after victory, first in the battlefield and the marketplace, then in almost every aspect of public and even private life. In this intriguing volume, Bernard Lewis examines the anguished reaction of the Islamic world as it tried to understand why things had changed--how they had been overtaken, overshadowed, and to an increasing extent dominated by the West. Lewis provides a fascinating portrait of a culture in turmoil. He shows how the Middle East turned its attention to understanding European weaponry and military tactics, commerce and industry, government and diplomacy, education and culture. Lewis highlights the striking differences between the Western and Middle Eastern cultures from the 18th to the 20th centuries through thought-provoking comparisons of such things as Christianity and Islam, music and the arts, the position of women, secularism and the civil society, the clock and the calendar. Hailed in The New York Times Book Review as "the doyen of Middle Eastern studies," Bernard Lewis is one of the West's foremost authorities on Islamic history and culture. In this striking volume, he offers an incisive look at the historical relationship between the Middle East and Europe.

Reference Truth and Conceptual Schemes

Reference  Truth and Conceptual Schemes Book
Author : G. Forrai
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-03-14
ISBN : 9401728682
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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1. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND The purpose of the book is to develop internal realism, the metaphysical-episte mological doctrine initiated by Hilary Putnam (Reason, Truth and History, "Introduction", Many Faces). In doing so I shall rely - sometimes quite heavily - on the notion of conceptual scheme. I shall use the notion in a somewhat idiosyncratic way, which, however, has some affinities with the ways the notion has been used during its history. So I shall start by sketching the history of the notion. This will provide some background, and it will also give opportunity to raise some of the most important problems I will have to solve in the later chapters. The story starts with Kant. Kant thought that the world as we know it, the world of tables, chairs and hippopotami, is constituted in part by the human mind. His cen tral argument relied on an analysis of space and time, and presupposed his famous doctrine that knowledge cannot extend beyond all possible experience. It is a central property of experience - he claimed - that it is structured spatially and temporally. However, for various reasons, space and time cannot be features of the world, as it is independently of our experience. So he concluded that they must be the forms of human sensibility, i. e. necessary ingredients of the way things appear to our senses.