The Big Book of Lists
Author: Elspeth Beidas
Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books
The perfect gift book for every age, generously illustrated with evocative full-color images and striking black-and-white photographs. This is the ultimate book of lists that is sure to entertain and inform--a 1,000-page collection of fun and fascinating facts in a wide range of topics, presented in a wonderfully eclectic format that invites browsing, yet also provides an absorbing read. Featuring over 10,000 entries compiled by experts in each field, this treasure trove of facts, trivia, and bite-size summaries covering diverse areas of knowledge will delight the legions of fans of "best of" lists. Featuring 100 lists each in turn showcasing 100 "bests" covering a wide variety of subjects--including the arts, science, nature, history, sports, design, technology, and philosophy--this volume provides a breathtaking range of informed, accessible, and essential reading. Lovers of the visual arts will encounter fascinating insights into artists, paintings, sculptures, movies, and museums, while foodies will relish the best cheeses, luxury foods, restaurants, and legendary chefs. History buffs will become absorbed in momentous events, famous trials, and great warriors, and sports fans will appreciate facts on sporting heroes, great races, and winning teams. Richly illustrated, this compendium makes the perfect gift and contains an abundance of useful information, hard facts, and obscure trivia. Among the wealth of knowledge in these pages, the reader will find helpful summaries of great art, music, and literature as well as complex philosophical ideas, scientific theories, and history alongside a guide to the wonders of the cosmos, innovative economic and political theories, pivotal scientific discoveries, and game-changing technological innovations.
Wie wir lernen, die Welt so zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist
Author: Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
Es wird alles immer schlimmer, eine schreckliche Nachricht jagt die andere: Die Reichen werden reicher, die Armen ärmer. Es gibt immer mehr Kriege, Gewaltverbrechen, Naturkatastrophen. Viele Menschen tragen solche beängstigenden Bilder im Kopf. Doch sie liegen damit grundfalsch. Unser Gehirn verführt uns zu einer dramatisierenden Weltsicht, die mitnichten der Realität entspricht, wie der geniale Statistiker und Wissenschaftler Hans Rosling erklärt. Wer das Buch gelesen hat, wird • ein sicheres, auf Fakten basierendes Gerüst besitzen, um die Welt so zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist • die zehn gängigsten Arten von aufgebauschten Geschichten erkennen • bessere Entscheidungen treffen können • wahre Factfulness erreichen – jene offene, neugierige und entspannte Geisteshaltung, in der Sie nur noch Ansichten teilen und Urteile fällen, die auf soliden Fakten basieren
Fascinating Facts and Shocking Trivia on Movies, Music, Crime, Celebrities, History, and More
Author: Jamie Frater
Publisher: Ulysses Press
FREAKS OF NATURE, ODD CRIMES, SHOCKING DEATHS, DEVASTATING DISASTERS, BLOOD-CURDLING RITES, CRAZY CONSPIRACIES & MUCH, MUCH MORE *Gruesome Torture Devices *Mass Hysteria Outbreaks *Unbelievable Miniatures *Disturbingly Scary Clowns *Outer Space Mysteries *Astonishing Aphrodisiacs *Disgusting Ancient Jobs *Spooky Sports Curses *World-Famous Penises *Mail-Order-Bride Shockers *Brutal Pope Deaths *Outrageous Wedding Locales *Grossest Edible Animals *Appalling Religious Practices
Die neue Lebensliste für den Weltreisenden
Author: Patricia Schultz
Author: Martin V. Parece II
Publisher: Parece Publishing
This book is your one stop guide to publishing your book on multiple e-book platforms, print on demand and audio. Inside you’ll find detailed walkthroughs on the process itself, the websites you’ll need to use and extensive advice on the process. Here’s what I could do – I could promise you everything. The sun, moon and stars will be yours to command. If you read my book, you will be the next big author, and you’ll make so much money that you’ll have no choice to give it all away because you can’t possibly spend it all in one lifetime. I’m not going to do that. Why? Because that’s exactly what all the other books, websites and so-called experts do, and it’s simply not true. Here’s what I will do – I will guide you through the entire process from start to finish. I’ll use my experience from the last several years to help you avoid the mistakes that I (and many other indie authors) have made and still make. I’ll offer you all the advice I can, and with any luck (and a lot of hard work) you’ll publish a book!
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
What You Need to do now to Improve Your Financial Future
Author: Brian Wood,Claire Brinn
Publisher: Pearson UK
Category: Business & Economics
How many years will you have to work so that you build a decent pension? How much do you need to live comfortably in your retirement? There’s a crisis in pensions which affects the majority of people in the UK. The crisis is all about the gap between the money that you need to live in retirement and the money that you’ll actually get. And it’s a crisis that is changing the way that we all think about our retirement, when we can stop working and how we’ll manage to get by on state, occupational and personal pensions. This book cuts through the complexity surrounding pensions and explains how the crisis affects you – irrespective of your age. It describes the practical steps that you can take to ensure that you’re better off in retirement, whenever that may be. Beat the Pensions Crisis is about handing back control of your pension to the only person who can really do anything to improve it. That’s you. Visit the website at www.thepensionscrisis.com What is the pensions crisis and how does it affect you? Put simply it’s the gap between the amount of money that you need in retirement, compared with the amount of money that you’re likely to receive from your pensions. At first glance, this gap can look large and it’s tempting to think that the situation is hopeless. But it’s not! Beat the Pensions Crisis shows you that you have a lot more control over your pension than you may have thought, and by taking the right action, at the right time, you can do a lot to increase your income in retirement. Providing for a secure retirement is simple, and step-by-step you’ll learn how to: Shatter the myths and delusions about pensions Work out how much of a pension pot you’ll need when you retire Understand the difference between different types of pension Turbocharge your pension so that you’ll receive more Use the tax reliefs available to enhance your pensions and savings Shop around for the best pension annuity at retirement Understand what you need to do to improve your wealth, decade by decade, from your 20s through your 30s, 40s and 50s to your retirement
The Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X
Author: Hamish Sanderson,Hanaan Rosenthal,Ian Piper,Barry Wainwright,Emmanuel Levy,Harald Monihart,Craig Williams,Shane Stanley
AppleScript is an English-like, easy-to-understand scripting language built into every Mac. AppleScript can automate hundreds of AppleScript-able applications, performing tasks both large and small, complex and simple. Learn AppleScript: The Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X, Third Edition has been completely updated for Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It's all here, with an emphasis on practical information that will help you solve any automation problem—from the most mundane repetitive tasks to highly integrated workflows of complex systems. Friendly enough for beginners, detailed enough for advanced AppleScripters Includes major contributions from expert AppleScripters: Emmanuel Levy, Harald Monihart, Ian Piper, Shane Stanley, Barry Wainwright, Craig Williams, and foreword by AppleScript inventor, William Cook
Warum manche Menschen erfolgreich sind - und andere nicht
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Campus Verlag
Category: Political Science
Malcolm Gladwell, Bestsellerautor und Star des amerikanischen Buchmarkts, hat die wahren Ursachen des Erfolgs untersucht und darüber ein lehrreiches, faszinierendes Buch geschrieben. Es steckt voller Geschichten und Beispiele, die zeigen, dass auch außergewöhnlicher Erfolg selten etwas mit individuellen Eigenschaften zu tun hat, sondern mit Gegebenheiten, die es dem einen leicht und dem anderen unmöglich machen, erfolgreich zu sein. Die Frage ist nicht, wie jemand ist, sondern woher er kommt: Welche Bedingungen haben diesen Menschen hervorgebracht? Auf seiner anregenden intellektuellen Erkundung der Welt der Überflieger erklärt Gladwell unter anderem das Geheimnis der Softwaremilliardäre, wie man ein herausragender Fußballer wird, warum Asiaten so gut in Mathe sind und was die Beatles zur größten Band aller Zeiten machte.
Writing Is Hard, But You Too Can Write and Publish Books Regularly
Author: Martin Meadows
Publisher: Meadows Publishing
You Too Can Become a Successful Writer—If You’re Willing to Develop This Trait Do you know that it’s almost impossible to find a successful writer who has published only one book? Virtually every widely acclaimed author has an extensive catalog of books. To join the elite ranks of those who write consistently, you need to learn how to stay prolific over the long term. And for that, the number one ingredient is self-discipline. In Self-Discipline for Writers, bestselling author Martin Meadows shares his philosophy and strategies on how to build self-discipline as a writer and how to keep writing over the long term. Here are some of the most important ideas you’ll discover: - 3 foundations of self-discipline for writers (avoid a common mistake that almost always leads to failure), - 3 steps to a strong work ethic as a writer (learn how to develop a strategy for consistently hitting your word counts), - 5 types of self-doubt common among writers and how to overcome them (if you don’t believe in yourself as a writer, how are your readers supposed to believe in you?), - 7 tips on how to manage your energy as a writer—including not only the most fundamental advice, but also intricacies like discussing your projects with other people, capturing fleeting ideas, and reading your reviews (learn why optimizing your energy is key to consistent results), - why control is essential for any writer (and how to claim it), - 5 good business practices for more self-discipline (this includes some surprising thoughts on how to run your writing business to reduce frustration and increase productivity). Writing doesn’t have to be burdensome. You too can write with more ease, and most importantly, write and publish consistently so that you can enjoy a flourishing writing career. Let’s learn together how to accomplish this exciting goal. Keywords: self-discipline for writers, self-discipline for authors, success for writers, motivation for writers, willpower for writers, discipline for writers, writing productivity
How the Oldest Book in the Bible Answers Today's Scientific Questions
Author: Hugh Ross
Publisher: Baker Books
Arguably the oldest book in the Bible, the book of Job has a surprising amount to say about some of the newest scientific discoveries and controversies. Far from a book that is just about suffering, Job is filled with rich insight into both ancient and modern questions about the formation of the world the difference between animals and humans cosmology dinosaurs and the fossil record how to care for creation and more With careful consideration and exegesis, internationally known astrophysicist and Christian apologist Hugh Ross adds yet another compelling argument to the case for the veracity of the biblical commentary on the history of the universe, Earth, life, and humanity. Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job shows that the Bible is an accurate predictor of scientific discoveries and a trustworthy source of scientific information, and that both the book of Scripture and the book of nature are consistent both internally and externally.
Author: John Kricher
Publisher: Princeton University Press
The New Neotropical Companion is the completely revised and expanded edition of a book that has helped thousands of people to understand the complex ecology and natural history of the most species-rich area on Earth, the American tropics. Featuring stunning color photos throughout, it is a sweeping and cutting-edge account of tropical ecology that includes not only tropical rain forests but also other ecosystems such as cloud forests, rivers, savannas, and mountains. This is the only guide to the American tropics that is all-inclusive, encompassing the entire region's ecology and the amazing relationships among species rather than focusing just on species identification. The New Neotropical Companion is a book unlike any other. Here, you will learn how to recognize distinctive ecological patterns of rain forests and other habitats and to interpret how these remarkable ecosystems function—everything is explained in clear and engaging prose free of jargon. You will also be introduced to the region's astonishing plant and animal life. Informative and entertaining, The New Neotropical Companion is a pleasurable escape for armchair naturalists, and visitors to the American tropics will want to refer to this book before, during, and after their trip. Covers all of tropical America Describes the species and habitats most likely to be observed by visitors Includes every major ecosystem, from lowland rain forests to the high Andes Features a wealth of color photos of habitats, plants, and animals
A Leading Literary Agent Reveals the Secrets of Success
Author: Richard Curtis
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
One of the most comprehensive guides currently on the market, MASTERING THE BUSINESS OF WRITING is an insider's guide to the business of being a professional writer. All aspects of the publishing industry are explained, both for the aspiring author and the established writer wishing to jump start a professional career. This guide includes everything you need to know about publishers, agents, and the track to success, including: What agents do and how they develop relationships within the publishing industry that can be beneficial to your career; the best way to formulate a book proposal that sells; what publishers are really looking for in a book—and what they aren't; understanding technicalities of advances, contracts, multibook deals and subsidiary rights; the significance of sales conferences and bookstore chains; essential manners and protocols for establishing positive relations with your agent, editor and publisher, legal issues, copyright, and much, much more....
Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden
Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...
How the New Personalized Web Is Changing What We Read and How We Think
Author: Eli Pariser
Category: Technology & Engineering
An eye-opening account of how the hidden rise of personalization on the Internet is controlling-and limiting-the information we consume. In December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for each user. Instead of giving you the most broadly popular result, Google now tries to predict what you are most likely to click on. According to MoveOn.org board president Eli Pariser, Google's change in policy is symptomatic of the most significant shift to take place on the Web in recent years-the rise of personalization. In this groundbreaking investigation of the new hidden Web, Pariser uncovers how this growing trend threatens to control how we consume and share information as a society-and reveals what we can do about it. Though the phenomenon has gone largely undetected until now, personalized filters are sweeping the Web, creating individual universes of information for each of us. Facebook-the primary news source for an increasing number of Americans-prioritizes the links it believes will appeal to you so that if you are a liberal, you can expect to see only progressive links. Even an old-media bastion like The Washington Post devotes the top of its home page to a news feed with the links your Facebook friends are sharing. Behind the scenes a burgeoning industry of data companies is tracking your personal information to sell to advertisers, from your political leanings to the color you painted your living room to the hiking boots you just browsed on Zappos. In a personalized world, we will increasingly be typed and fed only news that is pleasant, familiar, and confirms our beliefs-and because these filters are invisible, we won't know what is being hidden from us. Our past interests will determine what we are exposed to in the future, leaving less room for the unexpected encounters that spark creativity, innovation, and the democratic exchange of ideas. While we all worry that the Internet is eroding privacy or shrinking our attention spans, Pariser uncovers a more pernicious and far- reaching trend on the Internet and shows how we can- and must-change course. With vivid detail and remarkable scope, The Filter Bubble reveals how personalization undermines the Internet's original purpose as an open platform for the spread of ideas and could leave us all in an isolated, echoing world.
Author: Scott Haworth
Publisher: Scott Haworth
One year ago I had six novels self-published that were starting to get good reviews from the people who read them. After a decade of working hard to make a career out of writing, I finally felt like I was on the cusp of success. I decided to start a journal to chronicle my journey. Whether you are an author who is thinking about self-publishing or you are simply curious about how the process works, this journal will give you insight on what it is like to try to break out in one of the hardest professions known to man. Everyone has heard about the success stories of a handful of self-published authors, but they are the exception to the rule. Even if you work hard, have talent and take advantage of every marketing and promotional opportunity that is available, the chances of making it big are astronomically low. Read my story and experience the highs, the lows, the more lows and the holy crap I didn’t think it could get any lowers of self-publishing. The journal highlights my efforts to write and self-publish four novels in less than a year. It also delves into the strategies I implemented to convince lovely folks like yourself to actually pay me money to read them. Finally, I also talk about how I got started as a writer and how the publishing industry has dramatically changed since then. Keywords: self publishing, novels, marketing, money, how to, success, books
1500 Great Marketing Tricks That Will Drive Your Business Through the Roof
Author: James Stephenson
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Category: Business & Economics
The second edition of this comprehensive guide introduces new marketing, advertising, sales and public relations techniques to the 1,500 proven ideas from the first edition. It adds dozens of new high-tech strategies required to stay one step ahead in today’s highly competitive global marketplace. Off- and online resources have been updated and new ones—including blogs and new websites—have been added.
Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!
Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Category: Social Science
Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!
Author: Douglas Simonson,Pat Sasaki
Publisher: Bess Press
An alphabetical guide to words and phrases in Hawaiian Pidgin English, with comic strips illustrating usage.