Rather than celebrating warfare, 50 Battles That Changed the World looks at the clashes the author believes have had the most profound impact on world history. Listed in order of their relevance to the modern world, they range from the ancient past to the present day and span the globe many times over. This book is not so much about military strategy as the implications of the battles that were vital in shaping civilization as we know it. Some of the battles in this book are familiar to us all-Bunker Hill, which prevented the American Revolution from being stillborn, and...
William Weir, author of New Page Book's 50 Battles That Changed the World, takes another look at the history of warfare, focusing on the hardware that served those famous battles, as well as others not as glorious. Included are: * Individual weapons-from spears to the submachine gun. * Crew-served weapons-from battering rams to "Big Bertha". * Unmanned weapons-from punji stakes to "Bouncing Betty" landmines and trap guns.
Growing numbers of governments and peoples around the world are now convinced
that if nothing is done, we will adversely and irreversibly affect the earth’s climate
to our own detriment. Yet even as global concern has risen, the prospect of an
effective collective response is not guaranteed.
Dù tồn tại như một sức mạnh riêng lẻ hay hợp nhất, thế giới
của các công ty và tập đoàn đang có một ảnh hưởng ngày
càng mạnh mẽ và liên tục đến cuộc sống của mỗi chúng ta.
Chúng ta sống và làm việc trong thế giới đó.
I wanna call the stars down from the sky I wanna live a day that never dies I wanna change the world only for you All the impossible I wanna do
I wanna hold you close under the rain I wanna kiss your smile And feel
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Few other countries are so interrelated with the World around us in political, economic, and social respects as the Netherlands. This means that the Dutch government needs to be alert in its response to the risks and opportunities presented by a rapidly changing world. Addressing this issue, The Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) is offering some reflections in this report, guided by the question how the Netherlands can develop a foreign policy strategy that matches the changing power relations in the world and the radically changed character of international relations. ...
Since the publication of The Practice of English Language Teaching in 1983
much has happened in the world of language teaching: new concerns have
occupied the minds of methodologists and applied linguists; new textbooks
have been written; new techniques have become fashionable. We must be
grateful for all this flux and change since without it teaching would be a grey
and ultimately depressing experience. But of course it isn't (except
Now you can discover the easy-to-learn strategies of super-achievers to energize and improve your life in just 7 days! Paul McKenna, PhD, made a remarkable study of highly successful and effective people from around the world, and discovered that success and happiness are not accidents that happen to some people and not others. They are created by specific ways of thinking and acting, and can be mastered in just 7 days. He has distilled these proven techniques into an amazing life makeover that will help you to think and act more creatively, positively, and confidently....
This is a book about Linux, a free, open source operating system that's changing the world of
computing. In this book, we show how you can completely change the way you work with
computers by exploring a powerful and free operating system. Linux goes against
the traditional computing mainstream, being developed by a loosely organized group of
thousands of volunteers across the Internet.
Ebook Business writing basics includes chapters: Business writing — There have been some changes made, 13 Ways to mind your reader’s business and put your own on the back burner, 38 Practical writing tips you never learned in school, 26 Ways to add personality to your writing and win friends, 42 Ways to master letters and make yourself look professional on paper, 20 Tips for writing short reports and memos that get read and acted upon, 37 Ways to take the stress and drudgery out of report writing and make your re-ports readable, 38 Things you never learned in kindergarten — Faxes and ...
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24 LESSONS FROM THE WORLD’S GREATEST CEO
THE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK FOR ENHANCING CORPORATE PERFORMANCE
JEFFREY A. KRAMES
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“Bureaucracy hates change… is terriﬁed by speed and hates simplicity.”
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Complacency is dangerous, especially in a rapidly changing world. For
decades, Japanese bankers were complacent with a rapidly growing
economy and with cozy relationships with government bureaucrats who
pursued policies that virtually eliminated traditional banking risks.
Rapid economic growth, for instance, provided a steady ﬂow of deposits,
which in turn ﬁnanced corporate expansion. Rapid economic growth fur-
ther fueled corporate proﬁts and asset inﬂation that made the repayment
of loans almost...
It is impossible to deny the influence of the Internet. In the 1990’s it quickly changed from an exciting technology few understood to something so prevalent most can’t imagine living without it. The World Wide Web is a powerful thread that connects the entire world, one that allows us to share information like never before.
The benefits of accessing so much information are too many to list, and while some problems are also becoming apparent, the web’s place in our daily lives is undeniable. We can now access the Internet from our home computers, office, laptops and our phones.
Seventy-five percent of the world’s poor live in rural areas and most are involved
in agriculture. In the 21st century, agriculture remains fundamental to economic
growth, poverty alleviation, and environmental sustainability. The World Bank’s
Agriculture and Rural Development publication series presents recent analyses of
issues that affect the role of agriculture, including livestock, fisheries, and forestry,
as a source of economic development, rural livelihoods, and environmental services.
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...
Sản xuất tinh gọn
.Sản xuất tinh gọn hay sản xuất tiết kiệm (tiếng Anh: Lean manufacturing; viết tắt: Lean) là một trong những phương pháp quản trị hiện đại nhằm tinh gọn hóa sản xuất, gia tăng hiệu quả kinh doanh. Lịch sử của vấn đề Thuật ngữ “Lean manufacturing” lần đầu xuất hiện năm 1990, trong cuốn "The Machine that Changed the World" (Cỗ máy làm thay đổi thế giới) của các tác giả Daniel Jones, James Womack và Danile Roos.
This book is concerned with the subject of Wind Energy, as a source of clean and renewable and free for all. The need for this type of book is very well documented, the current consumption of energy is unsustainable and humans have to change their habits and or utilise this source, but there is so much work before we can rely completely on renewable energy. This book aims to describe the fundamentals of wind energy and the pertinent parameters that control the amount of energy available from a given wind turbine....
The awful, soul-searing tragedy of Europe's great war of 1914 came to most men unexpectedly. The real
progress of the world during the five years preceding the war had been remarkable. All thinkers saw that the
course of human civilization was being changed deeply, radically; but the changes were being accomplished
so successfully that men hoped that the old brutal ages of military destruction were at an end, and that we
were to progress henceforth by the peaceful methods of evolution rather than the hysterical excitements and
volcanic upheavals of revolution.
Several years ago the Open University in Heerlen and Maastricht
University decided to launch a course on ‘Climate and the Environment’,
with a diverse team of authors. Both natural and social scientists, from
several regions of the world, contributed to this book. Initially, the book was
intended as a textbook within this course for students of Environmental
Sciences programmes at the Open University and Maastricht University. As
the book developed it became clear that it would be an excellent source to
anyone professionally engaged in the wide area of the enhance greenhouse