High Minds

High Minds Author Simon Heffer
ISBN-10 9781446473825
Year 2013-10-03
Pages 896
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Simon Heffer's new book forms an ambitious exploration of the making of the Victorian age and the Victorian mind. Britain in the 1840s was a country wracked by poverty, unrest and uncertainty, where there were attempts to assassinate the Queen and her prime minister, and the ruling class lived in fear of riot and revolution. By the 1880s it was a confident nation of progress and prosperity, transformed not just by industrialisation but by new attitudes to politics, education, women and the working class. That it should have changed so radically was very largely the work of an astonishingly dynamic and high-minded group of people – politicians and philanthropists, writers and thinkers – who in a matter of decades fundamentally remade the country, its institutions and its mindset, and laid the foundations for modern society. It traces the evolution of British democracy and shows how early laissez-faire attitudes to the lot of the less fortunate turned into campaigns to improve their lives and prospects. It analyses the birth of new attitudes to education, religion and science. And it shows how even such aesthetic issues as taste in architecture were swept in to broader debates about the direction that the country should take. In the process, Simon Heffer looks at the lives and deeds of major politicians, from the devout and principled Gladstone to the unscrupulous Disraeli; at the intellectual arguments that raged among writers and thinkers such as Matthew Arnold, Thomas Carlyle, and Samuel Butler; and at the 'great projects' of the age, from the Great Exhibition to the Albert Memorial. Drawing heavily on previously unpublished documents, he offers a superbly nuanced insight into life in an extraordinary era, populated by extraordinary people – and how our forebears’ pursuit of perfection gave birth to modern Britain.

The Grebsa Network

The Grebsa Network Author Heidi Hecht
ISBN-10
Year 2012-11-30
Pages 124
Language en
Publisher Heidi Hecht
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The Lords of the Grebsa Network were caught completely off guard. The alien Veroshi swooped into Earth with a compulsion to worship the Grebsas as gods that had been engineered by a Prophet they never knew. It was enough to bring a charging Grebsa to a sudden stop. The Veroshi are just beginning to settle into the city built for them by the reluctant gods when an elderly member of the Guardian Faction collapses while protecting abandoned Veroshi puppies in a blizzard. The Mind-Priestesses insist that these puppies are the children of a Grebsa. That leads to snorts of "Impossible!" from the Grebsas, but as events unfold, they begin to wonder exactly how unlikely it is.

Marxism the Open Mind RLE Marxism

Marxism   the Open Mind  RLE Marxism Author John Lewis
ISBN-10 9781317496977
Year 2015-04-24
Pages 242
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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It has been said that the normal English reaction to uncomfortable facts of life, such as Marxism, is an embarrassed but determined silence. That anyone should experience a desire to enquire into ideas as such, and to probe into the motives influencing them, seems extraordinary. Marxism is, however, subjected to a close study in this book, first published in 1957, and the collected essays attempt the task of combining certain elements in the heritage of modern culture with the insights of Marxism. There can be no vital thinking for our age that does not do justice to both traditions.

Eva Gabor an Amazing Woman

Eva Gabor an Amazing Woman Author Camyl Sosa Belanger
ISBN-10 1469777509
Year 2005-01-24
Pages 278
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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Eva Gabor an Amazing Woman is the author’s story and experience during her lifetime with Eva Gabor & while writing the story she was able to write about a conspiracy theory of a group that was trying to discredit the author spreading that she never knew Eva and that everything she is writing are lies. It is unedited for a reason. The story is also about the sex vixen Eva Gabor, who was enamored not only by men but also admired by women, Eva’s a loves, heartaches and the one that got away and her untimely death July 4 1995 due to a freaky accident in Baja California

A Brilliant Mind

A Brilliant Mind Author Frank M.D. Minirth
ISBN-10 1441201807
Year 2007-01-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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Most people use less than 5 percent of their overall brain potential. A Brilliant Mind helps readers tap into the other 95 percent through the mental exercise of vocabulary building and memorization. With the exercises in this book, readers can improve test scores, increase IQ, memorize more information, communicate more effectively, and excel in work and interactions with other people. Developed from Dr. Minirth's vast experience as a psychiatrist, A Brilliant Mind contains dozens of word lists to memorize, a process that will not only increase vocabulary but also change and grow the brain itself. The book also reveals eight time-proven memory techniques, encourages Scripture memorization, and offers insights into language that will open new doors for any reader. A Brilliant Mind will be especially helpful to baby boomers looking for mental exercises to sharpen their minds and improve their memories.

Doctoring the Mind

Doctoring the Mind Author Richard P. Bentall
ISBN-10 9780814791486
Year 2009-09-30
Pages 363
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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Picks apart the science that underlies current psychiatric practice and puts the patient back at the heart of treatment for mental illness, making the case that a good relationship between patients and their doctors is the most important indicator of whether someone will recover.

Mind on Statistics

Mind on Statistics Author Jessica M. Utts
ISBN-10 9781133169314
Year 2011-01-07
Pages 752
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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MIND ON STATISTICS emphasizes the conceptual development of statistical ideas and the importance of looking for--and finding--meaning in data. Authors Jessica Utts and Robert Heckard actively engage students' natural curiosity, motivating them with intriguing questions and explaining statistical topics in the context of a wide range of interesting, useful examples and case studies. Throughout, the authors balance the promotion of statistical literacy with coverage of the statistical methodology taught in general introductory statistics courses. Their approach is based on the premises that new material is much easier to learn and remember if it is related to something interesting or previously known, and if students actively ask questions and find the answers for themselves. More than any other text available, MIND ON STATISTICS motivates and encourages students to develop their statistical intuition by focusing on analyzing data and interpreting results, rather than on mathematical formulation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Unscrupulous

Unscrupulous Author Avery Aster
ISBN-10 151534164X
Year 2015-08-03
Pages 498
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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At thirty-three, Warner Truman is one of the richest men on the planet, a spa mogul who buys and sells resorts at will. He holds powerful executives' careers in his well-groomed hands. Nothing is beyond Warner's reach...until he meets her. Stunning, tantalizing and perverse, Taddy Brill captivates Warner's carnal desire like no woman he's ever met. A self-made millionaire, Taddy is tougher than steel, more brilliant than diamonds and, at twenty-seven, she's never depended on a man for anything...until she meets him. The more Taddy plays with Warner's affections, driving him to erotic heights, the more she is confronted by a dark past. Before she can love him, Taddy must meet her worst fears head-on or risk losing it all, including herself.

The Last Word to America

The Last Word to America Author Dr. Desmond Mattocks
ISBN-10 9781490862606
Year 2015-01-05
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher WestBow Press
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If only “we the people” of America could understand that the American Revolution was only a mere political upheaval compared to the moral war we now face. We are divided in morals and ethics more than in culture, wherein truth is more an option than a necessity. Ever since time began, the most celebrated nations have been those that have abridged the exorbitant chasm between morality and secularism, between feelings and principles, righteousness and unrighteousness. America appears to have joined the infamous tradition of derelict and ungodly nations that have surrendered their integrity for power and wealth, like ancient Babylon. In this The Last Word to America, the intent is to paint a living portrait of the ways in which America has abandoned divine counsel—how Washington, significant events, and personalities have shaped personal experience. It explores music and the perverse arts, through which philosophers are damaging our young people and the families of America are sullied.

Five Minds for the Future

Five Minds for the Future Author Howard Gardner
ISBN-10 9781422147993
Year 2009-02-01
Pages 196
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Press
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We live in a time of relentless change. The only thing that?s certain is that new challenges and opportunities will emerge that are virtually unimaginable today. How can we know which skills will be required to succeed? In Five Minds for the Future, bestselling author Howard Gardner shows how we will each need to master "five minds" that the fast-paced future will demand: · The disciplined mind, to learn at least one profession, as well as the major thinking (science, math, history, etc.) behind it · The synthesizing mind, to organize the massive amounts of information and communicate effectively to others · The creating mind, to revel in unasked questions - and uncover new phenomena and insightful apt answers · The respectful mind, to appreciate the differences between human beings - and understand and work with all persons · The ethical mind, to fulfill one's responsibilities as both a worker and a citizen Without these "minds," we risk being overwhelmed by information, unable to succeed in the workplace, and incapable of the judgment needed to thrive both personally and professionally. Complete with a substantial new introduction, Five Minds for the Future provides valuable tools for those looking ahead to the next generation of leaders - and for all of us striving to excel in a complex world. Howard Gardner—cited by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the one hundred most influential public intellectuals in the world, and a MacArthur Fellowship recipient—is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Naughty or Nice

Naughty or Nice Author Melanie George
ISBN-10 1451604173
Year 2010-06-15
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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'Tis the season of merriment and joy -- but the prospect of having a guardian imposed on her leaves Lady Francine Fitz Hugh feeling distinctly un-merry. She'll just have to drive the crotchety old man away! Unfortunately, Lucian Kendall turns out to be tall, dark, and sinfully attractive. The heat in his eyes when he looks at her tells Fancy that he's not leaving anytime soon...and worse, she doesn't really want him to. As his ward, Fancy is off-limits to Lucien -- but her impudent charm, fierce loyalty, and lithe curves tempt him unbearably. He can't help but imagine teaching her the wicked ways of passion...and how her innocence might soothe his torment. When his dark past is inevitably revealed, though, the truth might destroy them both. In the season of love and goodwill, does he dare hope for a miracle?

An Unscrupulous Bride

An Unscrupulous Bride Author Lois Stewart
ISBN-10 0821736388
Year 1992-01-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Intent on exposing her father's killer--a man known to travel in the highest circles of London society--Chandra has to enter a marriage of convenience to trap the villain. The Honorable Julian Ware agrees to her proposal, but Julian expects Chandra to perform the duties of a "proper" wife. Original Regency Romance.

The Web Testing Companion

The Web Testing Companion Author Lydia Ash
ISBN-10 0471430218
Year 2003-05-16
Pages 554
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
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Robert M. Grant combines a highly accessible writing style with a concentration on the fundamentals of value creation and an emphasis on practicality in this leading strategy text. In this new edition, he includes an even greater focus on strategy implementation that reflects the needs of firms to reconcile scale economies with entrepreneurial flexibility, innovation with cost efficiency, and globalization with local responsiveness. This edition also incorporates some of the key strategic issues of today including: post-financial crisis adjustment, the continuing rise of China, India and Brazil, and the increased emphasis on ethics and sustainability. Coverage is also provided on strategy in not-for-profit organizations. Contemporary Strategy Analysis, Text and Cases 8th Edition combines the text with an updated collection of 20 case studies. It is suitable for both MBA and advanced undergraduate students. Additional teaching resources are also available for instructors, including an instructor?s manual, case teaching notes, test bank, teaching slides, case video clips and extra cases. All of these resources can be accessed via the companion website: www.contemporarystrategyanalysis.com

Ground Beef for the Mind

Ground Beef for the Mind Author Tema Kuda
ISBN-10 1467865990
Year 2008-12-30
Pages 284
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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divWe rarely have the guts to say it, but this book does! It eclipses, principally, issues and topics that would be beneficial if discussed openly. But sadly, we seldom, if ever, have the gall to do so. It slam dunks you with food for thought -- raw. In all there are over a hundred discussions and expos?s (many with a complementary illustration) that include the following (paraphrased):The Virginia Tech myth about guns;Juveniles delinquents needed for road kill;How to marry a Canadian murderer;Some speeding tickets are Legal Highway Robbery;The genetic code for sexual orientation;The Pantyhose-Diamonds connection;Dump your wife because life is short;The prostitution solicitation mystery;IQ and geography;The FSBO myth;Put dem prosecutors in the slammer;Is Rush a new four letter word?The brain evolution puzzle;When your vote is meaningless;The intelligence behind dumb political ads;The follies of Child Support Court;No place to pee in Brooklyn;Gene mutations in Polygamist Wives;Legal Child Abuse;How to deal with a cop when stopped;Megamart myths;The Daytime Soap ? Talk Radio Connection;A High Wire Jamaican adventure;Mabel?s demise while traveling with a dish of chicken curry;How to be a rock star; and much more. Honest, satirical, humorous, thought provoking, and very candid. Not politically correct. Enjoy!“/div>