Great ideas from the great books

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  • An unassuming book, still one of those which grip the reader from beginning to end. When the author started to write his daily impressions and adventures, it was to keep in touch with his people, to quiet those who feared for his safety every moment, and at the same time to give them a clear idea of his life. Without boasting, modestly and naturally, he describes the adventures of an aviator in the great World War. It could well serve as a guide to those who are studying aviation. Although he has avoided the stilted tone of the school-master, still his accomplishments as a knight...

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  • One thing that hasn’t changed is that retail is still physically and mentally hard work. The pressure’s always on; we’re only ever as good as our last trading day. Every time we open the store, what follows could be a disaster or a triumph. And that’s the thrill of the thing, that’s why we do it—get things right, get the team pulling together, make customers happy, and take some money . . . well, those are the days that keep us coming back for more. Getting retail right is thrilling—magic, even...

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  • (BQ) Ebook Big book of absolutely everything is packed full of everything you need from classroom management hints to reproducible worksheets. And to help you find just the idea you need in a n instant, it's organized by season and subject, with a thumb index on each page and a subject index in the back.

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  • The history of the life of every individual who has, for any reason, attracted extensively the attention of mankind, has been written in a great variety of ways by a multitude of authors, and persons sometimes wonder why we should have so many different accounts of the same thing. The reason is, that each one of these accounts is intended for a different set of readers, who read with ideas and purposes widely dissimilar from each other.

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  • About five or six hundred years before Christ, almost the whole of the interior of Asia was united in one vast empire. The founder of this empire was Cyrus the Great. He was originally a Persian; and the whole empire is often called the Persian monarchy, taking its name from its founder's native land. Cyrus was not contented with having annexed to his dominion all the civilized states of Asia.

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  • Anyone with programming experience can learn how to write an iPhone app. But if you want to build a great app, there's a lot more to it than simple coding: you also need to know how design and market your creation. This easy-to-follow guide walks you through the entire process, from sketching out your idea to promoting the finished product.

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  • Our modern civilization is built up on three great corner-stones, three inestimably valuable heritages from the past. The Græco-Roman civilization gave us our arts and our philosophies, the bases of intellectual power. The Hebrews bequeathed to us the religious idea, which has saved man from despair, has been the potent stimulus to two thousand years of endurance and hope. The Teutons gave us a healthy, sturdy, uncontaminated physique, honest bodies and clean minds, the lack of which had made further progress impossible to the ancient world.

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  • A well-defined collection of objects is known as a set. This concept, in its complete generality, is of great importance in mathematics since all of mathematics can be developed by starting from it. The various pieces of furniture in a given room form a set. So do the books in a given library, or the integers between 1 and 1,000,000, or all the ideas that mankind has had, or the human beings alive between one billion B.C. and ten billion A.D. These examples are all examples of finite sets, that is, sets having a finite number of elements.

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  • This book project began in the summer of 1998. I spent two weeks of that summer at Radi, a small village outside Siena, discussing the contents of the MS with a sociologist and fellow doctoral student from the Zentrum für Höhere Studien (ZHS) at the University of Leipzig, Andreas Westerwinter1. Our discussions were mostly about the value, if any, of the discipline of geopolitics and the limited usefulness of neoclassical economics and modern political science for trying to explain current economic events, in particular the emergence of China as an economic superpower.

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  • Climate change presents a unique challenge for economics: it is the greatest and widest-ranging market failure ever seen. The economic analysis must therefore be global, deal with long time horizons, have the economics of risk and uncertainty at centre stage, and examine the possibility of major, non-marginal change. To meet these requirements, the Review draws on ideas and techniques from most of the important areas of economics, including many recent advances.

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  • The idea of the role of various ICTs to communicate information was further developed in the follow-up research (R8347), in which respondents were asked to rank the importance of types of information pertinent to rural livelihoods. It can be seen from Table 7 and Table 8 that there is a great deal of similarity in the types of information regarded as most important in both countries. Note that priority information needs tend to relate to social matters.

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  • Part: Asterix and the Great Divide. "Asterix, the hero of these adventures . A shrewd, cunning little warrior; all perilous missions are immediately entrusted to him. Asterix gets his superhuman strength from the magic potion brewed by the druid Getafix..." In the front of every Asterix book, Asterix is described as a hero. But is he one? He certainly doesn't look like it - he's tiny, not a muscle on him. Uderzo's original drawings depicted him as a traditional hero type - large and strong, but Goscinny came up with the idea of making him an anti-hero - who relied not...

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  • “The bagwan of Marketing strikes again. Leave it to Phil Kotler to revisit all of our blocking and tackling at just the right time . . . and as all great marketers know: ‘timing is everything.’” —Watts Wacker Founder and CEO, FirstMatter Author, The Deviant Advantage: How Fringe Ideas Create Mass Markets “Wide-ranging, readable, pithy, and right on target, these insights not only are a great refresher for marketing managers but should be required reading for all nonmarketing executives.

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  • The main ideas in this book trace their intellectual lineage to Benjamin Graham, whom I never knew but must thank posthumously, and Warren Buffett, whom I have the great fortune to know and from whose writings, talks, and conversations I have gained knowledge and insight. Neither of these men, of course, has any responsibility for this book’s content and no doubt would disagree with some of what it says, though it is written as a narrative interpretation of principles they developed, to which it tries to be faithful....

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  • Create wedding, shower, holiday, and festive kids' cakes Easy at-home instruction for making and decorating fabulous cakes Want to make beautiful cakes? This fun, instructive guide gives you simple techniques for creating cakes for all celebrations. You get expert advice in all the basics -- from baking to icing to decorating with style. You'll also find delicious foolproof recipes, great ideas for themed cakes, and savvy tips for starting a cake decorating business! Discover how to:

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  • So you have a great idea for an iPhone or iPad game, but you've never programmed before. Where to start? Here! With GameSalad, you can design, build, and publish a 2D game in the App Store using an easy-to-use, no-programming-required game creation tool. Learn GameSalad for iOS shows you how to set up your development environment and how to create a variety of simple 2D games from a breakout-style game to an arcade shooter to a maze game. You'll also learn how to use GameSalad to create a non-game app as well. This book also takes you beyond game development...

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  • Because of their apparent “simplicity” simple atoms present a great challenge and temptation to experts in various branches of physics from fundamental problems of particle physics to astrophysics, applied physics and metrology. This book is based on the presentations at the International Conference on Precision Physics of Simple Atomic Systems (PSAS 2002) whose primary target was to provide an effective exchange between physicists from different fields.

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  • Research in starch biosynthesis is likely to have a great impact on agriculture and industry in coming years. Although the original purpose of research into starch synthesis was not industrial application, it is an example of how science, while trying to answer fundamental questions, may lead to the manipulation of nature for beneficial purposes. Although the basic studies of starch synthesis were carried out in England during the 1940s, and led to the discovery of phosphorylase and Q-enzyme (branching enzyme), the basis of our modern ideas originated in Argentina from the work of Luis F.

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  • The idea for this book stems from a meeting sponsored by the European Union, organized by N. van Breemen, and held in Doorweerth at the end of 1991. At this meeting a large number of European scientists discussed the different issues related to the accumulation and decomposition of organic matter in terrestrial ecosystems. One of the objectives was to gather scientists from various disciplines (biologists, chemists, ecologists, agriculturalists) to pool their different disciplinary approaches and come up with a common perspective for future research on soil organic matter.

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  • Your lordship can give great and convincing instances of this, whenever you please to oblige the public with some of those large and comprehensive discoveries you have made of truths hitherto unknown, unless to some few, from whom your lordship has been pleased not wholly to conceal them.

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