In one lifetime GDP, or gross domestic product, has ballooned from a narrow economic tool into a global article of faith. It is our universal yardstick of progress. As The Little Big Number demonstrates, this spells trouble. While economies and cultures measure their performance by it, GDP ignores central facts such as quality, costs, and purpose.
This panoramic book tells the story of how revolutionary ideas from the Enlightenment about freedom, equality, evolution, and democracy have reverberated through modern history and shaped the world as we know it today.
Born in poverty, transported for theft, and in love with a charismatic but dangerous man - for Cat Haggard the Tasmanian Governor’s House is not merely a beautiful building but a symbol of all she hopes to obtain in life. From convict, bushranger, and accused pirate, Cat transforms herself into an entrepreneur and pillar of colonial Tasmanian society. But how is she connected to a missing ship?
Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
The unprovoked war with the Sogas has reached a climax. Over a hundred Sogas ships appear to be headed for Earth, and Space Force is in no condition to stop them. As if that isn't bad enough, the nightmarish Insectoids will be arriving in Earth orbit within months to finish off the survivors of the impending Sogas attack.
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Frederica Kimball had been waiting all her life...waiting to grow up...waiting forever for the day when Nicholas LeBeck would fall as desperately in love with her as she had always been with him.
Landlocked in Manhattan, rugged seaman Zack Muldoon needed a tough, no-nonsense lawyer to save his kid brother's delinquent hide. Public defender Rachel Stanislaski was not what he had in mind - until he discovered there was a lot more to the beautiful, coolheaded attorney than met the eye...and found himself falling for her, hook, line, and sinker.
Kate Stanislaski Kimball had turned her back on glamour and fame, and she'd come home to begin a new life. The only thing more perfect than the beautiful - dilapidated - building she'd bought for her new dance school was Brody O'Connell, the frustrating and surprisingly fascinating contractor she'd hired for the renovation.
They're back, and they want to end us. The Ca'cadasan Empire is at the gates, and they mean to destroy the human race. But we will not go quietly into the night. The saga continues as Sean Ogden Lee Romanov finds himself the uncrowned leader of the New Terran Empire. After 2,000 years, the old enemy has found them, but the humans are no longer the technologically inferior species they once were.
November 1291. Meg and Llywelyn gather their family at Rhuddlan Castle to celebrate their seventh anniversary and David's 23rd birthday. But the joyful reunion goes grievously awry when an old enemy raises the banner of rebellion, followed immediately by an even more catastrophic betrayal by an old friend. Meanwhile, facing war at every turn and still haunted by his decision to leave Cassie and Callum in the modern world, David chooses a dangerous path forward, one that will either change the course of the future forever or burn his world to ashes.
Moving to Kansas City could be the best thing Austin Shelbourne has ever done. For a start he can stop living a lie and finally come out of the closet. And there's a chance, though slim, that he might be able to locate the love of his life, Todd Burton. It had seemed like a good idea when he had seduced his friend, but Todd freaked out and vanished. Austin hopes to find Todd, make things right between them, and win his love. But when he meets actor Guy Campbell, things get even more confusing.
Germinal is one of the most striking novels in the French tradition. Widely regarded as Zola's masterpiece, the novel describes the working conditions of French coalminers in the 1860s in harsh and realistic terms. It is visceral, graphic, and unrelenting. Its strong socialist principles and vivid accounts of the miners' strikes meant that the novel became a key symbol in the workers' fight against oppression, with chants of "Germinal! Germinal!" resonating high above the author's funeral.
Marissa Spencer's world has been turned upside down since waking up one morning with magical powers. She has no idea where they came from, and controlling them has not been easy. With the help of her sexy PI boss, Jack Slade, whom Marissa has always had a crush on, she will have to fight a battle for power that began before she was born. Along the way, she'll discover a family she didn't know she had, an inheritance she may not want, a strength she never knew was within her, and a love she'd only dreamed of.
Did Stalin and the Soviet Union protect Hitler for billions in cash and scientific information and double cross Democratic nations? Unlike Bill O'Reilly's book that focuses on what the US politicians wanted everyone to believe, that Hitler died in a bunker, this book brings to light a few other possibilites.
James has no idea what he's going to do with his art history degree, but for the moment he's managing as a lowly gallery assistant...
Not everyone approves of the practice of negotiation. There are those who hate it because they think it is too confrontational, or they simply don't want to be bothered. This audiobook will demonstrate that negotiations in everyday transactions do not necessarily have to be confrontational, instead, they can be fun. The guidelines in this audiobook will teach you new ways to deal with people, regardless of how difficult or insensitive they are. You will become a better negotiator during both simple, day-to-day negotations and complex negotiation situations.
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The intention for this book is to lay out a clear path for creating a framework that will help you losing weight with the emotional freedom technique. Best-selling author Lisa Townsend provides a firm foundation that will allow anyone to begin using EFT and tapping to achieve their weight loss goals immediately.
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is a fascinating portrait of 19th-century Europe - disillusioned and ravaged by the wars of the postrevolutionary and Napoleonic eras. Our protagonist, whose breathtaking journey eerily echoes Byron's own life story, forgoes his destiny back home for the exciting unknown - the nature of humanity and the transformative effects of travel burst through the pages in four powerful cantos of Spenserian stanzas. Here is the poem that set Byron on his meteoric rise to fame in London society.
Is there redemption for the Devil? A Screwtape Letters for the modern era, the audiobook Apocalyptus Interruptus is a black comedy that explores the nature of evil and forgiveness, set in a world that's teetering on the brink of the apocalypse when Satan decides to call the whole thing off so he can repent and seek God's forgiveness.
Described as an "excellent yarn", "amazingly clever", and a "thrilling adventure", Agatha Christie's tale of a dauntless pair of amateur detectives, Tommy Beresford and Prudence "Tuppence" Cowley, who stumble upon a puzzling mystery, was recently adapted for a BBC TV series that will air in 2015. The story begins on the doomed RMS Lusitania and takes the listener through a web of intrigue, murder, and mayhem.