1984

1984
Author: George Orwell
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 648
Release: 1983-10-17
ISBN 10: 0547249640
ISBN 13: 9780547249643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1984 Book Review:

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this edition. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.

And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three
Author: Justin Richardson,Peter Parnell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2015-06-02
ISBN 10: 1481460951
ISBN 13: 9781481460958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

And Tango Makes Three Book Review:

The heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family. At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo got the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own.

Big Brother

Big Brother
Author: Mark Dice
Publsiher: Mark Dice
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2011-01
ISBN 10: 0967346614
ISBN 13: 9780967346618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Brother Book Review:

In Big Brother: The Orwellian Nightmare Come True, Mark Dice details actual NSA high-tech spy systems, mind-reading machines, secret government projects, and emerging artificial intelligence programs that seem as if they came right out of George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell’s famous book was first published in 1949, and tells the story of a nightmarish future where citizens have lost all privacy and are continuously monitored by the omniscient Big Brother surveillance system which keeps them obedient to a totalitarian government. The novel is eerily prophetic as many of the fictional systems of surveillance described have now become a reality. Mark Dice shows you the scary documentation that Big Brother is watching you, and is more powerful than you could imagine. - The National Security Agency - Facial Recognition Scanners - Mind Reading Machines - Neural Interfaces - Psychotronic Weapons - Orwellian Government Programs - The Nanny State - Orwellian Weapons - Artificial Intelligence - Cybernetic Organisms - A Closer Look at 1984 - Our Social Structure - The Control of Information - Perpetual State of War - The Personification of the Party - Telescreens - A Snitch Culture - Relationships in Shambles - A Heartless Society - Foreign Countries Painted as Enemies - Power Hungry Officials - An Erosion of the Language - Double Think - And More! By the author of The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction

Dead Famous

Dead Famous
Author: Ben Elton
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-11-08
ISBN 10: 1448167523
ISBN 13: 9781448167524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Famous Book Review:

One house. Ten contestants. Thirty cameras. Forty microphones. Yet again the public gorges its voyeuristic appetite as another group of unknown and unremarkable people submit themselves to the brutal exposure of the televised real-life soap opera, House Arrest. Everybody knows the rules: total strangers are forced to live together while the rest of the country watches them do it. Who will crack first? Who will have sex with whom? Who will the public love and who will they hate? All the usual questions. And then, suddenly, there are some new ones. Who is the murderer? How did he or she manage to kill under the constant gaze of the thirty television cameras? Why did they do it? And who will be next?

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death
Author: Neil Postman
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000012455942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amusing Ourselves to Death Book Review:

Examines the effects of television culture on how we conduct our public affairs and how "entertainment values" corrupt the way we think.

The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit
Author: Charles Duhigg
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-02-28
ISBN 10: 0385669755
ISBN 13: 9780385669757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Habit Book Review:

Groundbreaking new research shows that by grabbing hold of the three-step "loop" all habits form in our brains--cue, routine, reward--we can change them, giving us the power to take control over our lives. "We are what we repeatedly do," said Aristotle. "Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." On the most basic level, a habit is a simple neurological loop: there is a cue (my mouth feels gross), a routine (hello, Crest), and a reward (ahhh, minty fresh). Understanding this loop is the key to exercising regularly or becoming more productive at work or tapping into reserves of creativity. Marketers, too, are learning how to exploit these loops to boost sales; CEOs and coaches are using them to change how employees work and athletes compete. As this book shows, tweaking even one habit, as long as it's the right one, can have staggering effects. In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes readers inside labs where brain scans record habits as they flourish and die; classrooms in which students learn to boost their willpower; and boardrooms where executives dream up products that tug on our deepest habitual urges. Full of compelling narratives that will appeal to fans of Michael Lewis, Jonah Lehrer, and Chip and Dan Heath, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: our most basic actions are not the product of well-considered decision making, but of habits we often do not realize exist. By harnessing this new science, we can transform our lives.

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death
Author: Neil Postman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780143036531
ISBN 13: 014303653X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amusing Ourselves to Death Book Review:

Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation and knowledge, in a special anniversary edition of the classic critique of the influence of the mass media on a democratic society. Reprint.

Linear Models in Statistics

Linear Models in Statistics
Author: Alvin C. Rencher,G. Bruce Schaalje
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2008-01-18
ISBN 10: 0470192607
ISBN 13: 9780470192603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linear Models in Statistics Book Review:

The essential introduction to the theory and application of linear models—now in a valuable new edition Since most advanced statistical tools are generalizations of the linear model, it is neces-sary to first master the linear model in order to move forward to more advanced concepts. The linear model remains the main tool of the applied statistician and is central to the training of any statistician regardless of whether the focus is applied or theoretical. This completely revised and updated new edition successfully develops the basic theory of linear models for regression, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, and linear mixed models. Recent advances in the methodology related to linear mixed models, generalized linear models, and the Bayesian linear model are also addressed. Linear Models in Statistics, Second Edition includes full coverage of advanced topics, such as mixed and generalized linear models, Bayesian linear models, two-way models with empty cells, geometry of least squares, vector-matrix calculus, simultaneous inference, and logistic and nonlinear regression. Algebraic, geometrical, frequentist, and Bayesian approaches to both the inference of linear models and the analysis of variance are also illustrated. Through the expansion of relevant material and the inclusion of the latest technological developments in the field, this book provides readers with the theoretical foundation to correctly interpret computer software output as well as effectively use, customize, and understand linear models. This modern Second Edition features: New chapters on Bayesian linear models as well as random and mixed linear models Expanded discussion of two-way models with empty cells Additional sections on the geometry of least squares Updated coverage of simultaneous inference The book is complemented with easy-to-read proofs, real data sets, and an extensive bibliography. A thorough review of the requisite matrix algebra has been addedfor transitional purposes, and numerous theoretical and applied problems have been incorporated with selected answers provided at the end of the book. A related Web site includes additional data sets and SAS® code for all numerical examples. Linear Model in Statistics, Second Edition is a must-have book for courses in statistics, biostatistics, and mathematics at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also an invaluable reference for researchers who need to gain a better understanding of regression and analysis of variance.

Business Ethics

Business Ethics
Author: Stephen M. Byars,Kurt Stanberry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-09-24
ISBN 10: 9781947172562
ISBN 13: 1947172565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Other Wes Moore

The Other Wes Moore
Author: Wes Moore
Publsiher: One World
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-04-27
ISBN 10: 1588369692
ISBN 13: 9781588369697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Other Wes Moore Book Review:

The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his. Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world. BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a The Other Wes Moore discussion guide. Praise for The Other Wes Moore “Moving and inspiring, The Other Wes Moore is a story for our times.”—Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here “A tense, compelling story and an inspirational guide for all who care about helping young people.”—Juan Williams, author of Enough “This should be required reading for anyone who is trying to understand what is happening to young men in our inner cities.”—Geoffrey Canada, author of Fist Stick Knife Gun “The Other Wes Moore gets to the heart of the matter on faith, education, respect, the hard facts of incarceration, and the choices and challenges we all face. It’s educational and inspiring.”—Ben Carson, M.D., author of Gifted Hands “Wes Moore is destined to become one of the most powerful and influential leaders of this century. You need only read this book to understand why.”—William S. Cohen, former U.S. senator and secretary of defense “This intriguing narrative is enlightening, encouraging, and empowering. Read these words, absorb their meanings, and create your own plan to act and leave a legacy.”—Tavis Smiley, from the Afterword

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye
Author: Jerome David Salinger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 219
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:748983447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global Englishes

Global Englishes
Author: Jennifer Jenkins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-08-21
ISBN 10: 1317645650
ISBN 13: 9781317645658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Englishes Book Review:

Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students. Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries, and key readings – all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible ‘two-dimensional’ structure is built around four sections – introduction, development, exploration, and extension – which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained. Global Englishes, Third Edition, previously published as World Englishes, has been comprehensively revised and updated and provides an introduction to the subject that is both accessible and comprehensive. Key features of this best-selling textbook include: coverage of the major historical, linguistic, and sociopolitical developments in the English language from the start of the seventeenth century to the present day exploration of the current debates in global Englishes, relating to its uses as mother tongue in the US, UK, Antipodes, and post-colonial language in Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and lingua franca across the rest of the globe, with a new and particularly strong emphasis on China a range of texts, data and examples draw from emails, tweets and newspapers such as The New York Times, China Daily and The Straits Times readings from key scholars including Alastair Pennycook, Henry G. Widdowson and Lesley Milroy activities that engage the reader by inviting them to draw on their own experience and consider their orientation to the particular topic in hand. Global Englishes, Third Edition provides a dynamic and engaging introduction to this fascinating topic and is essential reading for all students studying global Englishes, English as a lingua franca, and the spread of English in the world today.

Fall from Innocence The Body

Fall from Innocence  The Body
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Pearson UK
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-12-28
ISBN 10: 1292293500
ISBN 13: 9781292293509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Different Hunger

A Different Hunger
Author: A. Sivanandan
Publsiher: Pluto Press (UK)
Total Pages: 171
Release: 1982
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015015278875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Different Hunger Book Review:

'One of the most exciting and controversial political thinkers in Britain.' Guardian'He approaches ideological analysis with a fine sense of literary rhetoric and an emotional optimism that makes his writings at once a theoretical challenge and a passionate call to arms.' New StatesmanThis collection of A. Sivanandan's writings looks at the history of black struggles against British racism from the 1940s to the uprisings of Brixton and Toxteth in the 1980s.

Start with Why

Start with Why
Author: Simon Sinek
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-10-29
ISBN 10: 1101149035
ISBN 13: 9781101149034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Start with Why Book Review:

The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER. In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time. Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it. START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.

Project Management

Project Management
Author: Harold Kerzner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1120
Release: 2009-04-03
ISBN 10: 9780470503836
ISBN 13: 0470503831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management Book Review:

The landmark project management reference, now in a new edition Now in a Tenth Edition, this industry-leading project management "bible" aligns its streamlined approach to the latest release of the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMI®'s PMBOK® Guide), the new mandatory source of training for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certificat-ion Exam. This outstanding edition gives students and professionals a profound understanding of project management with insights from one of the best-known and respected authorities on the subject. From the intricate framework of organizational behavior and structure that can determine project success to the planning, scheduling, and controlling processes vital to effective project management, the new edition thoroughly covers every key component of the subject. This Tenth Edition features: New sections on scope changes, exiting a project, collective belief, and managing virtual teams More than twenty-five case studies, including a new case on the Iridium Project covering all aspects of project management 400 discussion questions More than 125 multiple-choice questions (PMI, PMBOK, PMP, and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

Blown to Bits

Blown to Bits
Author: Harold Abelson,Ken Ledeen,Harry R. Lewis
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0137135599
ISBN 13: 9780137135592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blown to Bits Book Review:

Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.

The Ku Klux Klan

The Ku Klux Klan
Author: Sara Bullard
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1998-06
ISBN 10: 9780788170317
ISBN 13: 0788170317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ku Klux Klan Book Review:

A graphic portrayal of the background of the Ku Klux Klan, its battle with the law, and the current reasons why hate groups cannot be ignored. Presents the history of the Klan, identifies the victims of its violence, and the responses of those in opposition to Klan activity. Discusses the white supremacist movement, identifying its organizations and leaders of today. Includes an introduction by Julian Bond and conclusion by Morris Dees. Bibliography. Graphic photos.

Pouvoirs de L horreur English

Pouvoirs de L horreur  English
Author: Julia Kristeva
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 219
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 9780231053471
ISBN 13: 0231053479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pouvoirs de L horreur English Book Review:

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Principles and Practice in Second Language Acquisition

Principles and Practice in Second Language Acquisition
Author: Stephen D. Krashen
Publsiher: Pergamon
Total Pages: 202
Release: 1982
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015003761924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles and Practice in Second Language Acquisition Book Review:

The present volume examines the relationship between second language practice and what is known about the process of second language acquisition, summarising the current state of second language acquisition theory, drawing general conclusions about its application to methods and materials and describing what characteristics effective materials should have. The author concludes that a solution to language teaching lies not so much in expensive equipment, exotic new methods, or sophisticated language analysis, but rather in the full utilisation of the most important resources - native speakers of the language - in real communication.