Stuff Matters

Stuff Matters
Author: Mark Miodownik
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0544236041
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stuff Matters Book Excerpt:

A world-leading materials scientist presents an engrossing collection of stories that explain the science and history of materials, from the plastic in our appliances to the elastic in our underpants, revealing the miracles of engineering that seep into our everyday lives. 25,000 first printing.

Summary of Stuff Matters Keypoints and Takeaways

Summary of Stuff Matters   Keypoints and Takeaways
Author: Penzen Summaries
Publsiher: by Mocktime Publication
Total Pages: 13
Release: 101-01-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Stuff Matters Keypoints and Takeaways Book Excerpt:

Summary of Stuff Matters - Keypoints and Takeaways Stuff Matters Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World. Stuff Matters Summary Book

Stuff Matters

Stuff Matters
Author: Harry Bingham
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Capitalism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stuff Matters Book Excerpt:

A counter-blast to the bashing of capitalism and a fresh and bold re-evaluation of the fundamentals that turn genius into hard currency.

Stuff Matters

Stuff Matters
Author: Mark Miodownik
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN: 0241955181
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stuff Matters Book Excerpt:

* * * Winner of the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books * * * Stuff Matters by Mark Miodnownik is a unique and inspiring exploration of human creativity. 'Enthralling. A mission to re-acquaint us with the wonders of the fabric that sustains our lives' Guardian Everything is made of something... From the everyday objects in our homes to the most extraordinary new materials that will shape our future, Stuff Matters reveals the inner workings of the man-made world, the miracles of craft, design, engineering and ingenuity that surround us every day. From the tea-cup to the jet engine, the silicon chip to the paper clip, from the ancient technologies of fabrics and ceramic to today's self-healing metals and bionic implants, this is a book to inspire amazement and delight at mankind's creativity. 'A certain sort of madness may be necessary to pull off what he has attempted here, which is a wholesale animation of the inanimate: Miodownik achieves precisely what he sets out to' The Times 'Insightful, fascinating. The futuristic materials will elicit gasps. Makes even the most everyday substance seem exciting' Sunday Times 'Wonderful. Miodownik writes well enough to make even concrete sparkle' Financial Times 'I stayed up all night reading this book' Oliver Sacks 'Expert, deftly written, immensely enjoyable' Observer Mark Miodownik is Professor of Materials and Society at UCL, scientist-in-residence on Dara O Briain's Science Club (BBC2) and presenter of several documentaries, including The Genius of Invention (BBC2). In 2010, he gave the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, broadcast on BBC4. He is Director of the UCL Institute of Making, which is home to a materials library containing some of the most wondrous matter on earth, and has collaborated to make interactive events with many museums, such as Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery and Wellcome Collection. In 2014 Stuff Matters won the Royal Society Winton Prize.

Money Banking Financial Markets Institutions

Money  Banking  Financial Markets   Institutions
Author: Michael Brandl
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2020-01-01
ISBN: 1337904821
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Money Banking Financial Markets Institutions Book Excerpt:

Examine the globalization of today's financial markets and explore how central banks have changed monetary policy because of the Great Recession. Study how technology is disrupting financial markets and join the debate over who protects consumers in financial markets. Rather than focusing on memorizing equations; moving lines on graphs; or reading long, dry chapters, Brandl's MONEY, BANKING, FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS, 2E brings important financial concepts to life in a concise, reader-oriented approach. You clearly see the connections between the concepts you are learning and the macroeconomics you've already mastered as you examine today's financial entities in detail, using the recent economic crisis as a backdrop. This inviting book reads almost as a conversation that encourages you to discuss and debate these important concepts with friends, colleagues, and even future or current employers. Learn the concepts behind money, banking, and financial markets - and more importantly, learn to connect those concepts to happenings in the world today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Money Banking Financial Markets and Institutions

Money  Banking  Financial Markets and Institutions
Author: Michael Brandl
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2016-03-28
ISBN: 1305855884
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Money Banking Financial Markets and Institutions Book Excerpt:

Brandl's MONEY, BANKING, FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS brings key financial concepts to life in a clear, concise manner. You clearly see links between the study of macroeconomics and money and banking as you examine financial entities in detail, using the recent economic crisis as a backdrop. This unique, inviting book reads almost as a conversation that prepares and encourages you to discuss and debate these important concepts with friends, colleagues and future employers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Behind the Clutter

Behind the Clutter
Author: June Saruwatari
Publsiher: Morgan James Publishing
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2015-02-24
ISBN: 1614486174
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behind the Clutter Book Excerpt:

The lifestyle coach and professional organizer shares her unique approach to decluttering your home, head, and heart in this spiritual self-help memoir. Have you ever wanted to know the secret to creating a life you love? How do you sift through the complexities of life to discern what’s standing in your way? In Behind the Clutter, June Saruwatari opens her home and her heart to reveal her transformative decluttering methods—an approach to life that has kept her in demand as a lifestyle, business, and relationship coach. Part spiritual memoir, part self-help book, Behind the Clutter is an account of June’s own internal and external “stuff” through her unique fourfold lens of TruthLoveMeaningPurposeTM: TRUTH: What is the truth of my current situation? LOVE: Do I absolutely love this? MEANING: What is the meaning of this for me? PURPOSE: What purpose does this serve in my life? As you go behind the clutter with June as your guide, you’ll discover that you are your own expert at designing your life, learn to apply your own TruthLoveMeaningPurposeTM to all the “stuff” in your life, and uncover the masterpiece of yourself that’s been there all along.

Man Stuff

Man Stuff
Author: Josh Turner
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-05-06
ISBN: 0718011430
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Man Stuff Book Excerpt:

Be a stronger, more effective dad, family man, and man of God. Described as a devoted family man, strong Christian, generous philanthropist, and passionate sports fan, Josh Turner is one busy guy. And despite his recording schedule, award shows, and national tour dates, a few of his biggest priorities in life are to instill good values into his three young sons, be a devoted husband, and be a strong testimony for God. In this compilation, Josh shares fun and meaningful thoughts and personal stories—ranging from his childhood years to today—and weaves in spiritual insight for men who want to be better dads, husbands, and men of God. He covers a variety of topics such as living and working with integrity, facing your fears, surrounding yourself with good company, trusting God’s plans, standing up for the least of these—topics every man can relate to and draw from to grow in his spiritual and personal journeys. This is a great gift for any Josh Turner or country music fan with conservative family values. Features & Benefits: Josh’s country fan base includes almost 1.4 million Facebook fans and over 135,000 Twitter followers Foreword by Jase Robertson of Duck Dynasty Provides much needed practical advice and spiritual encouragement for men and dads and the unique challenges they face Features personal insights and true stories from a trusted role model in both Christian and secular markets Perfect Father’s Day gift for men, husbands, and dads of all ages

Shut Up Stop Whining and Get a Life

Shut Up  Stop Whining  and Get a Life
Author: Larry Winget
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2011-08-09
ISBN: 1118024516
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shut Up Stop Whining and Get a Life Book Excerpt:

Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life was immediately hailed as "not your average self-help book" and demanded attention and praise right out of the gate. It is now considered one of the icons of the personal development movement. Now, Larry Winget is back with his signature caustic, no-nonsense, hilarious style, which earned him the titles "Pitbull of Personal Development®" and "World's Only Irritational Speaker®." Winget's "get off your butt and go to work" approach to self-improvement boils success down to a simple formula: Everything in your life gets better when you get better. Get tangible advice from one of the world's most successful speakers and the author of five bestselling books and television personality. Learn the keys to turning your life, money and business around. Stop making excuses, stop blaming others and take responsibility for your life and your results The brutal advice he offers has changed the lives of millions of people and increased sales for countless businesses. In this Second Edition of Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life, Winget takes the same principles and expands the lessons with brand new examples, stories, and added wisdom. It may sound ruthless, but your life is your own fault and if you shut up, stop whining, and take action you can create a better life.

An Introduction to Word Grammar

An Introduction to Word Grammar
Author: Richard Hudson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-07-29
ISBN: 1139491652
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Word Grammar Book Excerpt:

Word grammar is a theory of language structure and is based on the assumption that language, and indeed the whole of knowledge, is a network, and that virtually all of knowledge is learned. It combines the psychological insights of cognitive linguistics with the rigour of more formal theories. This textbook spans a broad range of topics from prototypes, activation and default inheritance to the details of syntactic, morphological and semantic structure. It introduces elementary ideas from cognitive science and uses them to explain the structure of language including a survey of English grammar.

The Great Journey

The Great Journey
Author: Bonnie Gulan
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 706
Release: 2002-04
ISBN: 0595224989
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Journey Book Excerpt:

Think! In Mark 12:24 Jesus said, "Are you not therefore deceived, not being acquainted with the Scriptures nor yet the Power of God?" Be knowing, the Scriptures are the Word - the complete expression of God's Thought and contain the Power of God's Thought. The Bible on the other hand is but the letter, men's letters, men's interpretations of the Scriptures and contain not the Power of God's Word but contain only the force of men's reasoning, men's intellect. One could say that the Bible is but the survey for the Scripture Digs. The Great Journey in Pursuit of Jesus' Way, Truth & Life is my personal daily journal during the years of 1998 and 1999. Everything I write is hand written so great care was taken in transcribing my written journal into this format. By great care I mean transcribing word for word along with their misspellings and errors so that it would allow you the reader to travel with me every day. In this journal I share what I took notice of and took notes on during my journey. Some things I perceived during this journey gave me new questions to question as well as answers to questions that I have repeatedly asked myself over many years. Travel with me through my 1998-1999 journal as we embark on this Great Journey in pursuit of Jesus' Way, Truth and Life.

Mom Dad Can We Talk Insight and Perspectives to Help Us Do What s Best for Our Aging Parents

Mom  Dad    Can We Talk  Insight and Perspectives to Help Us Do What s Best for Our Aging Parents
Author: Dick Edwards,Mike Ransom,Ruth Weispfenning
Publsiher: Wheatmark, Inc.
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1604942401
Category: Adult children of aging parents
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mom Dad Can We Talk Insight and Perspectives to Help Us Do What s Best for Our Aging Parents Book Excerpt:

The author is a retired Mayo Clinic eldercare specialist.

Materiality and Popular Culture

Materiality and Popular Culture
Author: Anna Malinowska,Karolina Lebek
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-08-12
ISBN: 1317219120
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materiality and Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

This book critically approaches contemporary meanings of materiality and discuses ways in which we understand, experience, and engage with objects through popular culture in our private, social and professional lives. Appropriating Arjun Appadurai’s famous phrase: "the social life of things", with which he inspired scholars to take material culture more seriously and, as a result, treat it as an important and revealing area of cultural studies, the book explores the relationship between material culture and popular practices, and points to the impact they have exerted on our co-existence with material worlds in the conditions of late modernity.

Material Game Studies

Material Game Studies
Author: Chloe Germaine,Paul Wake
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2022-11-03
ISBN: 1350202738
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Material Game Studies Book Excerpt:

This is the first volume to apply insights from the material turn in philosophy to the study of play and games. At a time of renewed interest in analogue gaming, as scholars are looking beyond the digital and virtual for the first time since the inception of game studies in the 1990s, Material Game Studies not only supports the importance of the (re)turn to the analogue, but proposes a materiality of play more broadly. Recognizing the entanglement of physical materiality with cultural meaning, the authors in this volume apply a range of theoretical approaches, from material eco-criticism to animal studies, to examine games and play as existing within worlds of matter. Different chapters focus on the material properties of board, card and role-playing games, how they are designed and made, how they are touched and played with, and how they connect with other human and nonhuman things. Bringing together international scholars, Material Game Studies defines a new field of material game studies and demonstrates how it is a valuable addition to wider debates about the material turn and the place of embodied humans in a material world.

Hard to Be Human

Hard to Be Human
Author: Ted Cadsby
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-10-12
ISBN: 1459748867
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hard to Be Human Book Excerpt:

Powerful strategies to combat the design flaws of the human brain that make life in the twenty-first century unreasonably difficult. If other animals could study us the way we study them, they would be puzzled by our unique ability to inflict misery on ourselves. We expend a lot of energy replaying past anguish, anticipating future distress, and stewing in self-righteous anger. Other animals would call us out for being oddly paradoxical creatures who long to be happy but who are the source of their own suffering, We worry about things we have no control over. We complain about not being understood while casting a critical eye on others. We stubbornly defend our beliefs despite contradictory evidence. Complicating all of this is our struggle to adapt to a complex world that we created. who struggle to adapt to a confusing world that we ourselves created. In our defence, we haven’t yet mastered our neuron-packed brains, whose incredible complexity evolved over millennia in a very different world than today’s. The result of this evolutionary journey? Five design features that often morph into design flaws in need of fixing. Hard to Be Human corrals the best insights from psychology, neuroscience, physics, and philosophy to reveal powerful strategies for the five big battles we each face in the war with our misguided, misbehaving selves. Tapping into deeply personal stories to ground the concepts in real life, Cadsby reveals how we can overcome our design flaws to be smarter, happier, and better adapted to the complexities of life in the twenty-first century.

The World in a Grain

The World in a Grain
Author: Vince Beiser
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN: 0399576436
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World in a Grain Book Excerpt:

A finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award The gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world--sand--and the crucial role it plays in our lives. After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other--even more than oil. Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every computer screen and silicon chip, is made from sand. From Egypt's pyramids to the Hubble telescope, from the world's tallest skyscraper to the sidewalk below it, from Chartres' stained-glass windows to your iPhone, sand shelters us, empowers us, engages us, and inspires us. It's the ingredient that makes possible our cities, our science, our lives--and our future. And, incredibly, we're running out of it. The World in a Grain is the compelling true story of the hugely important and diminishing natural resource that grows more essential every day, and of the people who mine it, sell it, build with it--and sometimes, even kill for it. It's also a provocative examination of the serious human and environmental costs incurred by our dependence on sand, which has received little public attention. Not all sand is created equal: Some of the easiest sand to get to is the least useful. Award-winning journalist Vince Beiser delves deep into this world, taking readers on a journey across the globe, from the United States to remote corners of India, China, and Dubai to explain why sand is so crucial to modern life. Along the way, readers encounter world-changing innovators, island-building entrepreneurs, desert fighters, and murderous sand pirates. The result is an entertaining and eye-opening work, one that is both unexpected and involving, rippling with fascinating detail and filled with surprising characters.

After Childhood

After Childhood
Author: Peter Kraftl
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-04-15
ISBN: 1351614800
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After Childhood Book Excerpt:

This book offers a new approach for theorising and undertaking childhood research. It combines insights from childhood and generational studies with object-oriented ontologies, new materialisms, critical race and gender theories to address a range of key, intractable challenges facing children and young people. Bringing together traditional social-scientific research methods with techniques from digital media studies, archaeology, environmental nanoscience and the visual arts, After Childhood: Re-thinking Environment, Materiality and Media in Children's Lives presents a way of doing childhood research that sees children move in and out of focus. In doing so, children and their experiences are not completely displaced; rather, new perspectives on concerns facing children around the world are unravelled which dominant approaches to childhood studies have not yet fully addressed. The book draws on the author’s detailed case studies from his research in historical and geographical contexts. Examples range from British children’s engagement with plastics, energy and other matter, to the positioning of diverse Brazilian young people in environmental and resource challenges, and from archaeological evidence about childhoods in the USA and Europe to the global circulation of children’s toys through digital media. The book will appeal to human geographers, sociologists, anthropologists, education studies scholars and others working in the interdisciplinary field of childhood studies, as well as to anyone looking for a range of novel, interdisciplinary frames for thinking about childhood.

Sports Geek

Sports Geek
Author: Rob Minto
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-10-20
ISBN: 1472927486
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sports Geek Book Excerpt:

Sport revolves around two things: narrative and numbers. You need the narrative, otherwise why would anyone care about sport? Rivalries, emotions, and sporting legends all require it. But sport also needs numbers. Without them, we have no idea who has won. We need numbers to tell which team is top of the table, or who is the world champion. Sports Geek is a visual and numerical tour through sporting debates and ideas. Teams in all sports use data to create extraordinary analysis of how their players perform, to assess tactics and to get an edge over arch rivals; but fans are rarely presented with challenging and informative data that would help them to further understand sport. You'll never see sport the same way again.

The Missing Semester

The Missing Semester
Author: Gene Natali
Publsiher: Harriman House Limited
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2022-04-26
ISBN: 0857199811
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Missing Semester Book Excerpt:

The 2013 EIFLE Book of the Year! Selected as a finalist for the Best Book Awards by the USA Book News! Visit www.themissingsemester.com to read more testimonials from academic and financial professionals. Choices we make every day have financial consequences—in some cases, BIG financial consequences. Understanding these critical decisions requires understanding their long-term effects. The Missing Semester provides a short course on the essentials for making wise financial decisions and gaining financial freedom. Although designed with the recent college graduate in mind, The Missing Semester is relevant to a much wider audience. Those who bypassed college, or who are already in the working world, may better relate to some of the topics discussed. For those still in college or high school, this is a chance to get a head-start on peers and an independent life. The Missing Semester is based on the principle of ownership—ownership of your financial future. It begins with the premise that your financial future is your responsibility, and that you cannot plan for or expect help. The book shows how to build a strong financial foundation, prepare for the unexpected, and confront challenges.

This is Social Media

This is Social Media
Author: Guy Clapperton
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2010-08-26
ISBN: 9781906465902
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This is Social Media Book Excerpt:

*UPDATED FOR 2011. Including new info on mobile devices, new platforms and location based social networking.* Anyone in business can use social media to increase brand awareness, customer loyalty and sales. This is Social Media shows you how. You might already be social networking on Facebook, or even microblogging on Twitter. One thing's for sure though; you're too busy to muck about on these sites all day, not really knowing how to get any decent play out of them. You're looking for profitability, not gimmicks. Many organizations, large and small, are using social media and social networking to build robust communities of followers, stay ahead of the competition and increase profits. Are you missing a trick? This is the definitive guide to using the whole spectrum of social media in an efficient and measurable way in order to market your business. It covers Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Ecademy, Flickr, YouTube, Bebo, MySpace, Blogs, Podcasts, Mobile and much, much more. Each site is assessed not as an end in itself but as means of delivering a business result. With simple, practical steps, real life examples and quick definitions to explain the jargon, you'll soon understand the world of social media and have access to a range of social networking tactics that will help you reach new customers and clients, as well as get your existing ones to do more business with you.