Description : In this volume of essays Russell is concerned to combat, in one way or another, the growth of dogmatism, whether of the Left or of the Right, which has hitherto characterised our tragic century.
Description : The must-read summary of Robert B. Tucker's book: "Managing the Future". This complete summary of the ideas from Robert B. Tucker's book "Managing the Future" shows how no business can afford to rest on its laurels and on the successes of the past. If there’s one hallmark of long-term companies, it’s the ability to manage the future as well as the present. In his book, the author demonstrates how great companies do this and presents three strategies used by them which you can adapt and implement. This summary provides the key to constantly re-assessing your business in order to ensure future success. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your business knowledge To learn more, read "Managing the Future" and discover how you can manage the unpredictability of the future through systematic awareness and customer focus.
Description : Focuses on the instruments and tools currently available to the environmental manager. A theoretical background to the instruments is given together with an overview of those instruments that are in common use today.
Description : Wouldn’t you just love to truly understand the purpose of your life, along with that of everyone and everything else in existence? This is not as difficult to realize as some believe. We only need to openly resolve a few fundamental questions from a big-picture perspective. Then understanding the purpose of everything will become more a matter of common sense than such a great mystery. These are the basic questions: Did we merely evolve, or were we created? If we were created, why were we created? If we were created by God, whose god, from which religion, is the genuine God? Can we know with absolute certainty that particular God is real? Why would any factual God allow bad things to happen to so many good people? And, can we know with certainty whether there’s an afterlife? We all instinctively contemplate these questions, either consciously or subconsciously, so we must resolve them to understand who we are and our place in the grand scheme of things. Let’s settle these issues once and for all.
Description : The must-read summary of Akio Morita, Edwin Reingold and Mitsuko Shimomura's book: "Made in Japan: Akio Morita and Sony". This complete summary of the ideas from Akio Morita, Edwin Reingold and Mitsuko Shimomura's book "Made in Japan" tells the story behind the fascinating journey of Sony, right from its early rocky stages to their status as a world leader. In their book, the authors reveal how the company realised that marketing would be as important as the product itself. This summary describes the ups and downs of the journey and the secrets behind Sony's global success. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "Made in Japan" and discover the story behind the technology giant and why so many of its ideas have been implemented by others.
Description : The hills of Appalachia and the legal profession are fertile hunting grounds for Tall Tales. On many occasions, you will find a True Confession that becomes intertwined with a Tall Tale and after time it becomes somewhat difficult to separate the two. This is a collection of those Tall Tales and True Confessions. The title to many of these, such as "The Streaking Bootlegger," Pick The One You Want," "Topless At The Horse Show," and many others may provide a clue as to the correct category and again they may not. It will be up to the reader to separate the Tall Tales from the True Confessions, if they wish to do so. Hopefully, this collection will be very entertaining whether or not they try to seperate the two.
Description : One of the greatest scientific and technological achievements of the 21st century will be to cast a light on the eternal darkness of the deep ocean and this book identifies the key determinants of life or death in its extreme environment. Dr. Erik Seedhouse examines how individuals survive free dives to 200m, how humans adapt to breathing exotic gas mixes at depths exceeding 700m, and how technological innovation will enable humans to enter unendurable realms. The book describes the problems unique to the hostile environment of the deep ocean, such as decompression sickness, discusses how the human body responds to increased pressure, and what happens when adaptive mechanisms fail. Ocean Outpost describes how the technology will evolve, how crews will be selected and trained and what a typical underwater mission will entail. The book also chronicles the frontiers of diving medicine that will eventually take humans into the midst of a world we could once only guess at.
Description : Volume 2: Compartments, Stressors and Sectors, deals with the problems that occur in the three 'compartments' of the environment, namely air, water and soil. The contributors also address the socio-economic sectors of industry, traffic, energy, agriculture and tourism.
Description : Erwin Schrödinger's book What is Life?, which was originally delivered as a set of lectures at Trinity College, Dublin, is perhaps one of the most important scientific books of the twentieth century. It marked the beginning of molecular biology, and stimulated scientists such as Watson and Crick to explore and discover the structure of DNA. The novelty and appeal of What is Life? is that Schrödinger addressed the central problems of biology--heredity and how organisms use energy to maintain order--from a physicist's perspective. Fifty years later, at Trinity College, a number of outstanding scientists from a range of disciplines gathered to celebrate the anniversary of Schrödinger's lectures. In this book, they present their views on the current main problems in biology. The contributors are eminent scientists (including two Nobel Laureates) and well-known writers of popular science, including Jared Diamond, Christien de Duve, Manfred Eigen, Stephen Jay Gould, Stuart Kauffman, John Maynard Smith, Roger Penrose, and Lewis Wolpert. They tackle questions on our current understanding of the origin of life, evolution, the origin of human inventiveness, developmental biology, and the basis for consciousness. The book ends with a touching biography by Schrödinger's daughter, Ruth Braunizer. This book will set the stage for biological research into the next century and is essential reading for anyone interested in biology and its future.