New Release Books by Peter

Peter is the author of Understanding Research for Nursing Students (2022), Humanism (2022), Animal Stories (2022), Mutual Aid (2021) and other 435 books.

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Understanding Research for Nursing Students

release date: Apr 08, 2022
Understanding Research for Nursing Students
Get to grips with all aspects of research that you need to succeed in your nursing degree. Learn why research is so important to nursing, develop your knowledge of key methods and terminology and build your confidence in applying research principles to your nursing practice. Key features o Each chapter is mapped to the 2018 NMC standards, showing how research relates to the requirements of a registered nurse o Straightforward language and a step-by-step approach introduce you to key concepts and guide you through all aspects of the research process o Filled with activities and case studies to help you apply research principles and methods to your studies and practice

Humanism

release date: Apr 07, 2022
Humanism
Life does not become empty and meaningless in a godless universe. This is the contention at the heart of humanism, the philosophy concerned with making sense of the world through reason, experience and shared human values. In this thought-provoking introduction, Peter Cave explores the humanist approach to religious belief, ethics and politics, and addresses key criticisms. Revised and updated to confront today’s great crises – the climate emergency and global pandemics – and the future of humanism in the face of rapid technological advancement, this is for anyone wishing to better understand what it means to be human in the twenty-first century.

Animal Stories

release date: Mar 16, 2022
Animal Stories
What separates us from animals? What connects us? Award-winning cartoonists Peter and Maria Hoey probe these mysteries across six surreal and interconnected stories. After tremendous acclaim for their series Coin-Op Comics, two brilliant creators present their first graphic novel: a menagerie of wild tales. Pushing the boundaries of their dazzling and unique narrative style, Animal Stories weaves together six short stories exploring the mysterious relationships between humans and other animals. A girl who keeps pigeons starts receiving messages from a new bird in her flock. A ship’s crew rescues a dog, only to find far stranger things in the sea around them. A reincarnated cat with criminal intentions, a parrot who leads a revolution, and a squirrel who tempts a woman in a beautiful garden glade. Drawing inspiration from Aesop’s Fables, film noir, and the Old Testament, Peter and Maria Hoey apply their singular and sophisticated visual storytelling to create a new set of modern animal tales for modern times.

Mutual Aid

release date: Aug 27, 2021
Mutual Aid
Peter Kropotkin initially published the chapters of Mutual Aid as individual essays in the intellectual periodical The Nineteenth Century over the course of six years. In 1902 the essays were published as a book. In it, Kropotkin explores the role of mutually-beneficial cooperation across both animal and human societies. He begins by outlining how animals, both within and across species, thrive not through individual fitness, but rather through mutual cooperation. He then extends the breadth of his study to ancient human societies across generations and nations, until arriving at modern society, which he suggests has largely dispensed with the ancient benefits of mutual aid in favor of private property, capitalism, and social Darwinism. Though more of a philosophical work than a scientific work, many of Kropotkin’s observations of the animal kingdom are considered to be scientifically accurate today, with Douglas H. Boucher calling Mutual Aid a precursor to the theory of biological altruism. As a philosophical work Mutual Aid, along with his other work The Conquest of Bread, is recognized as a foundational text of the anarcho-communist political philosophy. This book is part of the Standard Ebooks project, which produces free public domain ebooks.

Managing Public Relations

release date: Feb 21, 2023
Managing Public Relations
Managing Public Relations, 2e introduces students to the key concepts and practices involved in the day-to-day running of a PR operation, whether it is a company department, an independent agency, or any organized group focused on PR. The book''s unique approach places the PR function within the broader context of an organization, equipping students with the essential business knowledge, perspective, and skills needed when starting out in their careers. This second edition has been fully updated throughout and includes: - Current examples and testimonials from across the globe, as well as updated Executive Viewpoints - Expanded content on strategic planning, budgeting, and financial statements - Detailed commentary on topics relevant to the modern workplace, including remote management - Consideration of diversity, inclusion, equity, and access within PR - Additional content on the use of analytics and measuring ROI - Updated online material, including an Instructor''s Manual that incorporates problem-based questions, example assignments, and activities A highly practical and comprehensive guide, this textbook should be essential reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Public Relations Management, Strategic Communications and Marketing Management.

Theory and Reality

release date: Jul 16, 2021
Theory and Reality
How does science work? Does it tell us what the world is “really” like? What makes it different from other ways of understanding the universe? In Theory and Reality, Peter Godfrey-Smith addresses these questions by taking the reader on a grand tour of more than a hundred years of debate about science. The result is a completely accessible introduction to the main themes of the philosophy of science. Examples and asides engage the beginning student, a glossary of terms explains key concepts, and suggestions for further reading are included at the end of each chapter. Like no other text in this field, Theory and Reality combines a survey of recent history of the philosophy of science with current key debates that any beginning scholar or critical reader can follow. The second edition is thoroughly updated and expanded by the author with a new chapter on truth, simplicity, and models in science.

Peter 2.0

release date: Apr 14, 2022
Peter 2.0
Pre-order the incredible book behind the primetime Channel 4 documentary, Peter: The Human Cyborg. __________ Peter, a brilliant scientist, is told that he will lose everything he loves. His husband. His family. His friends. His ability to travel the world. All will be gone. But Peter will not give up. He vows that this will not be the end and instead seeks a completely new beginning . . . Peter has Motor Neurone Disease, a condition universally considered by doctors to be terminal. He is told it will destroy his nerve cells and that within an average of two years, it will take his life too. But, face-to-face with death, he decides there is another way. Using his background in science and technology, he navigates a new path, one that will enable him not just to survive, but to thrive. This is the astonishing true story behind the primetime Channel 4 documentary, about Peter Scott-Morgan the first person to combine his very humanity with artificial intelligence and robotics to become a full Cyborg. His discovery means that his terminal diagnosis is negotiable, something that will rewrite the future. And change the world. By embracing love, life and hope rather than fear, tragedy and despair he will become Peter 2.0. __________ ''A remarkable story . . . you''re left desperate to take nothing for granted'' Radio Times ''What''s striking is Peter''s constant optimism, bravery and his ability to find radical answers to problems that have confounded Britain''s brightest minds'' The Daily Telegraph ''Intriguing'' The Times ''Fascinating and extremely moving'' The Sun ''A remarkable account of what it means to be human and what technology can really achieve'' The Sunday Telegraph

Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Needs and Disabilities

release date: Nov 26, 2020
Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Needs and Disabilities
This fully revised and updated eighth edition of Peter Westwood’s book offers practical advice and strategies for meeting the challenge of inclusive teaching. Based on the latest international research from the field, it offers practical advice on both new and well-tried evidence-based approaches and strategies for teaching students with a wide range of difficulties. As well as covering special educational needs, learning difficulties, and disabilities in detail, chapters also explore topics such as self-management and autonomy, managing behaviour, and social skills. The book offers sound pedagogical practices and strategies for adapting curriculum content, designing teaching materials, differentiating instruction for mixed-ability classes, and implementing inclusive assessment of learning. Key features of this new edition include: Additional information on linking all aspects of teaching to a Response-to-Intervention Model A focus on the increasing importance of digital technology in supporting the learning of students with special educational needs and disabilities Up-to-date resource lists for each chapter, for those who wish to pursue a particular topic in greater depth Reflecting cutting-edge international research and teaching practices, this is an invaluable resource for practising and trainee teachers, teaching assistants, and other educational professionals looking to support students with special educational needs and disabilities.

Peter F. Drucker on Management Essentials

release date: Mar 21, 2020
Peter F. Drucker on Management Essentials
Classic Advice for Today''s Management Challenges Peter F. Drucker''s timeless thinking on management--distilled in this series of concise essays--examines the basic questions and issues that managers face. In rapidly changing times, Drucker''s legendary wisdom is even more vitally relevant, going beyond traditional thinking to insights of enduring value. The ideas and themes of this easy-to-read guide are based on direct experience and knowledge from Drucker''s years as adviser to large corporations, entrepreneurial start-ups, government and nonprofit agencies, and public institutions. They are eminently practical and resonate profoundly with the challenges managers face today. Drucker offers insight and advice on perennial management issues such as: people decisions resource allocation productivity challenges innovation and risk management and other essential management topics Filled with classic, evergreen advice--"There is only one valid definition of business purpose: to create a customer"--Peter F. Drucker on Management Essentials is widely regarded as the "gold standard" for managers. Notable Quotes from Peter F. Drucker: "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." "The best way to predict the future is to create it." "Time is the scarcest resource, and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed." "There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all." "Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision." "Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes." "The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity."

The Future Is Faster Than You Think

release date: Jan 28, 2020
The Future Is Faster Than You Think
From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era. In their book Abundance, bestselling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler tackled grand global challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and energy. Then, in Bold, they chronicled the use of exponential technologies that allowed the emergence of powerful new entrepreneurs. Now the bestselling authors are back with The Future Is Faster Than You Think, a blueprint for how our world will change in response to the next ten years of rapid technological disruption. Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will experience more upheaval and create more wealth than we have in the past hundred years. In this gripping and insightful roadmap to our near future, Diamandis and Kotler investigate how wave after wave of exponentially accelerating technologies will impact both our daily lives and society as a whole. What happens as AI, robotics, virtual reality, digital biology, and sensors crash into 3D printing, blockchain, and global gigabit networks? How will these convergences transform today’s legacy industries? What will happen to the way we raise our kids, govern our nations, and care for our planet? Diamandis, a space-entrepreneur-turned-innovation-pioneer, and Kotler, bestselling author and peak performance expert, probe the science of technological convergence and how it will reinvent every part of our lives—transportation, retail, advertising, education, health, entertainment, food, and finance—taking humanity into uncharted territories and reimagining the world as we know it. As indispensable as it is gripping, The Future Is Faster Than You Think provides a prescient look at our impending future.

Farm Business Management

release date: Dec 01, 2021
Farm Business Management
"This book takes a novel approach to teaching farm management and decision making processses. It has been written for all farmers but is also a valuable resource for students of farm management and agribusiness. References to formal theories and explanations are provided in addenda to each chapter covering the main points. Exercises and case studies can also be accessed"--

Lean for the Process Industries

release date: Jun 05, 2019
Lean for the Process Industries
Compared to its widespread implementation across almost all areas of production, Lean improvement efforts lag within the process industries. While many innovators have successfully applied Lean principles to these industries during the past three decades, most of those pioneering efforts were never recorded to guide the improvement efforts of others. Drawing on more than 40 years of application experience at one of the world’s largest chemical and materials manufacturers, coupled with 10 years in private practice, Peter King corrects this void by providing the first comprehensive resource written explicitly for change agents within the process industries. Focusing on areas where the improvement needs of the process industry differ from parts assembly manufacturing, Lean for the Process Industries: Dealing with Complexity, Second Edition: Covers each of the eight wastes commonly described in Lean literature, looking at how they manifest themselves in process operations. Explains how to adapt value stream mapping for process operations. Shows how to identify the root causes of bottlenecks, and how to manage them to optimize flow until they can be eliminated. Provides practical techniques to overcome the barriers which have prevented the application of Cellular Manufacturing to process operations. Discusses the role of business leadership in a Lean strategy, describing both enabling and counter-productive management behaviors Since the publication of the first edition of this book, Peter King has been busy consulting with food, beverage, gasoline additive, and nutraceutical companies -- these new experiences have broadened his perspectives on certain Lean processes and have given him a richer set of examples to discuss in this new edition. While Value Stream Mapping is a very powerful tool to understand flow, bottlenecks, and waste in an operation, the traditional format as presented in many other books does not describe all of the data required to fully understand process flow and its detractors. This new edition highlights the necessary additions with examples of why they are useful. Product wheel scheduling achieves production leveling in a far more comprehensive and effective way than traditional heijunka methods. This edition has a more thorough description of the wheel concept and design steps, and more examples from actual applications.

The Illusion Of Movement

release date: Oct 19, 2021
The Illusion Of Movement
The year is 2021. A recently divorced, conspiracy-theorist, paranoid, down on his luck author makes his way through his own Dark Night of the Soul while writing a record of the world around him, especially of a powerful group of people called the Invisible Hand, a cabal that control everything, including the media. But is everything he sees and writes actually happening, or is it all in his head? The new novel by the author of dUst is a trip into the mind of a man who loses everything, including love, and then has to start again from scratch while wondering if the pain of it all is worth his time. And is love even real?

User Experience Design

release date: May 30, 2019
User Experience Design
Applicable to a wide spectrum of design activity, this book offers an ideal first step, clearly explaining fundamental concepts and methods to apply when designing for the user experience. Covering essential topics from user research and experience design to aesthetics, standards and prototyping, User Experience Design explains why user-centered methods are now essential to ensuring the success of a wide range of design projects. This second edition includes important new topics including; digital service standards, onboarding and scenario mapping. There are now 12 hands-on activities designed to help you start exploring basic UX tasks such as visualising the user journey and recognising user interface patterns. Filled with straightforward explanations and examples from around the world, this book is an essential primer for students and non-designers needing an introduction to contemporary UX thinking and common approaches. Designed specifically for newcomers to UX Design, the companion website offers extra material for hands-on activities, templates, industry interviews, contributor notes and sources of guidance for those seeking to start a career in the industry.

Touchpoints

release date: Sep 13, 2021
Touchpoints
TOUCHPOINTS is a collection of lyrical narrative poems exploring aspects of friendship, family, nature and human endeavour. It imparts a positive message in the face of modern day challenges in the 2020s. Another engaging work from the author of Bird''s Eye View and the Pause and Rewind series of photo-poems.

What, How and Why

release date: Aug 28, 2021
What, How and Why
This is a book that engages students directly with openness, honesty and respect and it maximises their chances of getting things right and finding the confidence to take the next step. It is designed to be used as a class text, a reference book for teachers, tutors and parents, and is jam-packed full of resources and further reading.

Metaphysics

release date: May 04, 2018
Metaphysics
With thoughtful and engaging prose, noted scholar Peter van Inwagen provides a comprehensive introduction to metaphysics in this essential text. Metaphysics covers the gamut of historical and contemporary arguments of metaphysics, engaging readers through three profound questions: What are the most general features of the world, ''Why is there a world?'' and, ''what is the place of human beings in the world?''. The thoroughly revised fourth edition includes an updated and rewritten chapter on temporality and significant improvements to the clarity and accessibility of the language, making it an even more valuable text for undergraduate students. Metaphysics remains the quintessential book in this field of study, and a fascinating book for a wide range of readers, from those new to the subject to the most sophisticated philosophers.

Slavery

release date: Feb 01, 2018
Slavery
This study of slavery focuses initially on the drastic revisions in the historical debate on slavery and the present understanding of ?the peculiar institution.? It gives a concise explanation of the nature of American slavery and its impact on the slaves themselves and on Southern society and culture. And it broadens our understanding of the debates among historians about slavery; compares Southern slavery with slavery elsewhere in the New World; and shows how slavery evolved and changed over time?and how it ended. Peter Parish examines some of the important recent works on slavery to identify crucial questions and basic themes and define the main areas of controversy.

Farming across Borders

release date: Oct 26, 2017
Farming across Borders
Farming across Borders uses agricultural history to connect the regional experiences of the American West, northern Mexico, western Canada, and the North American side of the Pacific Rim, now writ large into a broad history of the North American West. Case studies of commodity production and distribution, trans-border agricultural labor, and environmental change unite to reveal new perspectives on a historiography traditionally limited to a regional approach. Sterling Evans has curated nineteen essays to explore the contours of “big” agricultural history. Crops and commodities discussed include wheat, cattle, citrus, pecans, chiles, tomatoes, sugar beets, hops, henequen, and more. Toiling over such crops, of course, were the people of the North American West, and as such, the contributing authors investigate the role of agricultural labor, from braceros and Hutterites to women working in the sorghum fields and countless other groups in between. As Evans concludes, “society as a whole (no matter in what country) often ignores the role of agriculture in the past and the present.” Farming across Borders takes an important step toward cultivating awareness and understanding of the agricultural, economic, and environmental connections that loom over the North American West regardless of lines on a map. In the words of one essay, “we are tied together . . . in a hundred different ways.”

Luxury

release date: May 19, 2016
Luxury
We live in a world obsessed by luxury. Long-distance airlines compete to offer first-class sleeping experiences and hotels recommend exclusive suites where you are never disturbed. Luxury is a rapidly changing global industry that makes the headlines daily in our newspapers and on the internet. More than ever, luxury is a pervasive presence in the cultural and economic life of the West - and increasingly too in the emerging super-economies of Asia and Latin America. Yet luxury is hardly a new phenomenon. Today''s obsession with luxury brands and services is just one of the many manifestations that luxury has assumed. In the middle ages and the Renaissance, for example, luxury was linked to notions of magnificence and courtly splendour. In the eighteenth century luxury was at the centre of philosophical debates over its role in shaping people''s desires and oiling the wheels of commerce. And it continues to morph today, with the growth of the global super-rich and increasing wealth polarization. From palaces to penthouses, from couture fashion to lavish jewellery, from handbags to red wine, from fast cars to easy money, Peter McNeil and Giorgio Riello present the first ever global history of luxury, from the Romans to the twenty-first century: a sparkling and ever-changing story of extravagance, excess, novelty, and indulgence.

War, the State and International Law in Seventeenth-Century Europe

release date: Feb 17, 2016
War, the State and International Law in Seventeenth-Century Europe
One of the great paradoxes of post-medieval Europe, is why instead of bringing peace to a disorganised and violent world, modernity instead produced a seemingly endless string of conflicts and social upheavals. Why was it that the foundation and institutionalisation of secured peace and the rule of law seemed to go hand-in-hand with the proliferation of war and the violation of individual and collective rights? In order to try to better understand such profound questions, this volume explores the history and theories of political thought of international relations in the seventeenth century, a period in which many of the defining features and boundaries of modern Europe where fixed and codified. With the discovery of the New World, and the fundamental impact of the Reformation, the complexity of international relations increased considerably. Reactions to these upheavals resulted in a range of responses intended to address the contradictions and conflicts of the anarchical society of states. Alongside the emergence of "modern" international law, the equation of international relations with the state of nature, and the development of the "balance of power", diplomatic procedures and commercial customs arose which shaped the emerging (and current) international system of states. Employing a multidisciplinary approach to address these issues, this volume brings together political scientists, philosophers, historians of political thought, jurists and scholars of international relations. What emerges is a certain tension between the different strands of research which allows for a fruitful new synthesis. In this respect the assembled essays in this volume offer a sophisticated and fresh account of the interactions of law, conflict and the nation state in an early-modern European context.

The Silk Roads

release date: Feb 16, 2016
The Silk Roads
Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South Asia has been thrust into the global spotlight in recent years. Frankopan teaches us that to understand what is at stake for the cities and nations built on these intricate trade routes, we must first understand their astounding pasts. Frankopan realigns our understanding of the world, pointing us eastward. It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures and religions. From the rise and fall of empires to the spread of Buddhism and the advent of Christianity and Islam, right up to the great wars of the twentieth century—this book shows how the fate of the West has always been inextricably linked to the East. Also available: The New Silk Roads, a timely exploration of the dramatic and profound changes our world is undergoing right now—as seen from the perspective of the rising powers of the East.

Systems Thinking For Social Change

release date: Sep 24, 2015
Systems Thinking For Social Change
Donors, leaders of nonprofits, and public policy makers usually have the best of intentions to serve society and improve social conditions. But often their solutions fall far short of what they want to accomplish and what is truly needed. Moreover, the answers they propose and fund often produce the opposite of what they want over time. We end up with temporary shelters that increase homelessness, drug busts that increase drug-related crime, or food aid that increases starvation. How do these unintended consequences come about and how can we avoid them? By applying conventional thinking to complex social problems, we often perpetuate the very problems we try so hard to solve, but it is possible to think differently, and get different results. Systems Thinking for Social Change enables readers to contribute more effectively to society by helping them understand what systems thinking is and why it is so important in their work. It also gives concrete guidance on how to incorporate systems thinking in problem solving, decision making, and strategic planning without becoming a technical expert. Systems thinking leader David Stroh walks readers through techniques he has used to help people improve their efforts to end homelessness, improve public health, strengthen education, design a system for early childhood development, protect child welfare, develop rural economies, facilitate the reentry of formerly incarcerated people into society, resolve identity-based conflicts, and more. The result is a highly readable, effective guide to understanding systems and using that knowledge to get the results you want.

Citizenship

release date: Aug 12, 2015
Citizenship
A significant addition to the growing body of literature on citizenship, this wide-ranging overview focuses on the importance, and changing nature, of citizenship. It introduces the varied discourses and theories that have arisen in recent years, and looks toward future scholarship in the field. Offers an analytical assessment of the various thematic discourses and provides guidance in pulling together those discrete themes into a larger, more comprehensive framework Identifies the four broadly conceived themes that shape the many discourses on contemporary citizenship – inclusion, erosion, withdrawal, and expansion Includes a thorough introduction to the subject

Healing Trauma

release date: Jul 13, 2021
Healing Trauma
Trauma is a universal experience that can occur at any time of life. One doesn''t have to be a refugee fleeing a war zone to suffer trauma, or a woman or child who has been sexually abused to be traumatized. Trauma may be caused by a car accident, a serious illness, a violent crime, a natural disaster, or even an emotional upheaval. I have spent my long career as a researcher specializing in trauma recovering, dealing with people with pain and dysfunction of all kinds. As a result, I have seen how people can be sleep-deprived, stressed, in constant pain, and they don''t even know why. That is when I realized that for them, the trauma of their experiences was still alive in their body even though they may have dealt with the memories of their experience. My name is Peter Bessel, and I have dedicated my life to helping people recover from trauma. This book is my guide for those who feel broken, unloved, and forgotten. It is for anyone who feels the wounds of trauma and needs to heal both physically and emotionally.

The Roman Empire

release date: Nov 24, 2014
The Roman Empire
During the Principate (roughly 27 BCE to 235 CE), when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed. But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled? Did the demands of central government stimulate economic growth or endanger survival? What forces of cohesion operated to balance the social and economic inequalities and high mortality rates? How did the official religion react in the face of the diffusion of alien cults and the emergence of Christianity? These are some of the many questions posed here, in the new, expanded edition of Garnsey and Saller''s pathbreaking account of the economy, society, and culture of the Roman Empire. This second edition includes a new introduction that explores the consequences for government and the governing classes of the replacement of the Republic by the rule of emperors. Addenda to the original chapters offer up-to-date discussions of issues and point to new evidence and approaches that have enlivened the study of Roman history in recent decades. A completely new chapter assesses how far Rome’s subjects resisted her hegemony. The bibliography has also been thoroughly updated, and a new color plate section has been added.

Starfish

release date: Sep 16, 2014
Starfish
A huge international corporation has developed a facility along the Juan de Fuca Ridge at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to exploit geothermal power. They send a bio-engineered crew--people who have been altered to withstand the pressure and breathe the seawater--down to live and work in this weird, fertile undersea darkness. Unfortunately the only people suitable for long-term employment in these experimental power stations are crazy, some of them in unpleasant ways. How many of them can survive, or will be allowed to survive, while worldwide disaster approaches from below? Starfish, the first installment in Peter Watts'' Rifters Trilogy At the Publisher''s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Boy Overboard

release date: Aug 15, 2014
Boy Overboard
An achingly insightful coming-of-age novel about discovering sexuality and selfhood. Hungry Creek runs out over mudflats and curves around to a tidal beach. Hungry Creek is where everything is put that nobody wants: a dump, a zoo, a loony bin. It is also a magical place. ''I''m two bits of mismatched bikini. M doesn''t seem to belong to E . . .'' Jamie is eleven, on the threshold of discovery. But he can''t find the map that will explain where he fits in or who he is. His parents are away and he is staying with family friends. The sea is rising towards high tide, and he is a boy overboard.

The Legend of New Amsterdam

release date: Jun 30, 2014
The Legend of New Amsterdam
Describes life in bustling 17th-century New Amsterdam and a woman whose seemingly "crazy" behavior raises an interesting question in light of New York''s subsequent development.

The Peter Principle

release date: Apr 01, 2014
The Peter Principle
The classic #1 New York Times bestseller that answers the age-old question Why is incompetence so maddeningly rampant and so vexingly triumphant? The Peter Principle, the eponymous law Dr. Laurence J. Peter coined, explains that everyone in a hierarchy—from the office intern to the CEO, from the low-level civil servant to a nation’s president—will inevitably rise to his or her level of incompetence. Dr. Peter explains why incompetence is at the root of everything we endeavor to do—why schools bestow ignorance, why governments condone anarchy, why courts dispense injustice, why prosperity causes unhappiness, and why utopian plans never generate utopias. With the wit of Mark Twain, the psychological acuity of Sigmund Freud, and the theoretical impact of Isaac Newton, Dr. Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull’s The Peter Principle brilliantly explains how incompetence and its accompanying symptoms, syndromes, and remedies define the world and the work we do in it.

The G20

release date: Feb 28, 2014
The G20
This important book is an authoritative work of reference on the G20, G8 and G20 reform, and relevant information sources. Peter Hajnal thoroughly traces the origins of the G20, surveys the G20 finance ministers'' meetings since 1999 and the series of G20 summits since 2008. He examines agenda-setting and agenda evolution, discusses the question of G20 membership and surveys the components of the G20 system. He goes on to analyze the relationship of the G20 with international governmental organizations, the business sector, and civil society and looks at the current relationship between the G8 and the G20. He also discusses how G20 performance can be monitored and evaluated. The book includes an extensive bibliography on the G20, G8/G20 reform, and issues of concern to the G20. The book is a companion volume to The G8 System and the G20: Evolution, Role and Documentation (Hajnal, 2007) and is an essential source for all scholars and students of the G20.

Principles of Biology

release date: Jan 01, 2024
Principles of Biology
"The Fourth edition of Principles of Biology has been crafted with a very important goal in mind: give students an opportunity to develop critical thinking skills. We expect that their journey through this textbook will help them to "think like scientists" and to develop skills that are needed in many different careers in biology. This edition of Principles of Biology, we have completely reorganized our end-of-chapter questions and have a new category of questions called Critical-Thinking Skills. These are largely new questions that are primarily at Bloom''s levels 3 (applying) and 4 (analyzing)"--
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