Category: Nonfiction

  • Public Libraries and Resilient Cities by Michael Dudley

    By Michael Dudley

    Public libraries are keystone public associations for any thriving group, and as such could be leaders in making towns greater areas to paintings, play, and reside. during this very important ebook, famous city planner and librarian Dudley exhibits how public libraries can give a contribution to placemaking, or the production and nurturing of significant and detailed groups for his or her citizens.
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  • Wargaming for Leaders: Strategic Decision Making from the by Mark L. Herman, Mark D. Frost

    By Mark L. Herman, Mark D. Frost

    If you had the chance to probe the longer term, make strategic offerings, and consider their outcomes earlier than making pricey and irretrievable judgements, wouldn't you're taking good thing about it?
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    Of direction you are going to. And in an international of asymmetrical clash, safety threats, extreme international pageant, and financial uncertainty, there's an excellent greater top class on road-testing plans and strategies--whether they're spearheaded by means of executive companies, transnational organizations, or rising megacommunities.
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    Wargaming for Leaders presents a strategy to get on the matters that one chief, regardless of how visionary, can't grab on his or her personal. How? through bringing jointly the true specialists at the subject handy to salary "cognitive warfare." via tapping the collective knowledge surrounding a topic, specialists can adventure the longer term in a secure setting and locate solutions to questions that had now not been on their radar--often with unforeseen and startling results.
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    With examples from the fields of army, company, and public coverage, 3 wargaming builders from Booz Allen Hamilton carry compelling insights in this problem-solving approach, together with attention-grabbing info on how. . * a wide gear producer made up our minds no matter if creating a merger used to be strategically correct for its enterprise progress, in addition to which know-how investments it had to drop. * A four-star U.S. normal confirmed his struggle plan for Iraq and exposed particular fixes that may have avoided a protracted clash. * An more and more clogged air-traffic process confronted a security-versus-convenience factor decided no matter if army airspace can be used in the course of top call for sessions . .
    Wargaming permits organisations of each variety and each dimension to prepare info, plot out situations, and faucet into the collective services of individuals. the consequences enable everybody to spot and take on stumbling blocks, remedy difficulties, and locate new how one can innovate and additional functionality goals.
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    Get prepared for the conflict of your organizational life--and arrange to harvest the spoils of victory.
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  • How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal

    By Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal

    Jesus Rollerblading Christ—another aiding of TheOatmeal! Mrow, MOAR kitty comics. Mr. Oats gives you a sidesplitting serving of cat comics in his new ebook, tips on how to inform in the event that your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You.

    If your cat is kneading you, that's no longer an indication of love. Your cat is basically checking your inner organs for weak spot. in case your cat brings you a lifeless animal, this isn't a present. It's a caution. the right way to inform in the event that your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You is a hilarious, marvelous delivering of cat comics, proof, and educational publications from the artistic wonderland at

    How to inform in the event that your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You offers fan favorites, similar to "Cat vs. Internet," "How to puppy a Kitty," and "The Bobcats," plus 17 brand-new, never-before-seen cat jokes. This Oatmeal assortment is a must have from Mr. Oats! A pullout poster is incorporated in the back of the publication.
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  • The World's Rarest Birds by Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash, Robert Still

    By Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash, Robert Still

    This illustrated ebook vividly depicts the main endangered birds on the planet and offers the most recent info at the threats every one species faces and the measures being taken to save lots of them. this day, 571 chook species are categorized as severely endangered or endangered, and yet another 4 now exist in simple terms in captivity. This landmark ebook gains attractive photos of 500 of those species--the result of a prestigious foreign photographic pageant equipped in particular for this ebook. It additionally showcases work via acclaimed natural world artist Tomasz Cofta of the seventy five species for which no pictures are recognized to exist.

    The World's Rarest Birds has introductory chapters that designate the threats to birds, the methods probability different types are utilized, and the excellence among chance and rarity. The booklet is split into seven local sections--Europe and the center East; Africa and Madagascar; Asia; Australasia; Oceanic Islands; North the US, principal the US, and the Caribbean; and South the United States. each one part contains an illustrated listing to the fowl species lower than danger there, and offers a concise description of distribution, prestige, inhabitants, key threats, and conservation wishes. This distinct booklet additionally presents assurance of sixty two data-deficient species.
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  • Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Movie Making (Revised by Michael Caine

    By Michael Caine

    A grasp actor who's seemed in an immense variety of motion pictures, starring with each person from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely certified to supply his view of constructing videos. This new revised and accelerated variation positive aspects nice pictures all through, with chapters on: coaching, In entrance of the digicam - earlier than You Shoot, The Take, Characters, administrators, On Being a celeb, and masses more."Remarkable fabric ... A treasure ... I'm not likely to be performances particularly a similar manner ... FASCINATING!"- Gene Siskel
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  • Natural Birth: A Holistic Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth and by Kristina Turner

    By Kristina Turner

    In our society childbirth is frequently seen as whatever to be feared or even to be kept away from, via non-obligatory caesarian or severe ache suppression. during this uplifting publication Kristina Turner applies esoteric wisdom to teach sensible methods of remodeling a tough event right into a optimistic and deeply non secular one. Kristina appears heavily on the actual procedures that ensue within the physique while pregnant and childbirth, to boot at explaining the evidence at the back of health center systems and suggestions for domestic delivery — delivering readers with the required wisdom to make their very own offerings. She feels that birthing will be seen as a unified strategy, from the 9 months of being pregnant via labour to the numerous months of breastfeeding; all 3 levels give a contribution to constructing the bond among mom and baby and the child's emotional functionality. Kristina writes fantastically in regards to the sacred secret inherent in belief and being pregnant, and courses the hot mom in the direction of being a wakeful player within the religious means of bringing existence into this international. This e-book is either very functional and highly inspiring.
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  • Ecstasy of the Beats: On the Road to Understanding by David Creighton

    By David Creighton

    Who have been the beats? no longer the sandle-clad "beatniks" of renowned lore yet devoted writers, experimenters, skit improvisers, theorizers, hedonists, shut pals, bisexual unfastened fans, shapers of the long run. The beats frolicked at Columbia collage and inexpensive instances sq. cafeterias, devouring principles. David Creighton indicates how the realm has taken up their message. In Ecstasy of the Beats he supplies a clean portrait of Carolyn Cassady, "Queen of the Beats," and of the 4 significant Beat writers.

    Jack Kerouac's On the Road gave a development of experience to stressed formative years, Allen Ginsberg donned a prophet's gown via writing Howl, William Burroughs warned opposed to keep watch over mechanisms in Naked Lunch, and Neal Cassady's high-energy existence made him an icon of freedom. vacationing commonly to determine the place they lived, Creighton enriches the which means of On the Road and different Beat classics. He invitations the reader at the Beats' trip towards ever-deeper degrees of knowing and offers fascinating perception into Kerouacs French-Canadian roots.
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  • A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course by Marianne Williamson

    By Marianne Williamson

    Back by means of renowned call for -- and newly up to date via the writer -- the mega-bestselling religious consultant within which Marianne Williamson stocks her reflections on A path in Miracles and her insights at the program of affection within the look for internal peace.
    Williamson finds how we every one can turn into a miracle employee by way of accepting God and by way of the expression of affection in our day-by-day lives. even if psychic soreness is within the zone of relationships, occupation, or healthiness, she indicates us how love is a effective strength, the main to internal peace, and the way by means of working towards love we will make our personal lives extra gratifying whereas making a extra peaceable and loving international for our youngsters.
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