Is Earth merely an insignificant speck in a vast and meaningless universe? On the contrary: The Privileged Planet shows that this cherished assumption of materialism is dead wrong. In this provocative book, Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards present a staggering array of evidence that exposes the hollowness of this modern dogma.
"Poor narration mars good book"
If you'd like to improve your ability to learn and memorize medical terminology by as much as 100%, 200%, even 300% (or more) using simple memory techniques that you can learn in 15-20 minutes (or less), then this may be the most important book that you will ever listen to. Believe it or not, it really doesn't matter if you think you have a good memory or not.
Did you know Thomas Jefferson's grandson was an ax murderer? Don't you delight in knowing that some dinosaurs were as teeny tiny as hens? Before buying that plane ticket, don't you NEED to know which exotic islands still have cannibals? Wonder what it's like to live in Hell Town at the End of the World? How about an ailment so surreal it's named after Alice in Wonderland? This book is so fascinating and fun, you'll become obsessed, too!
The available parent of a tween/teenager is open to discussion, offers advice and problem-solving (but doesn't insist on it). She allows her child to make some mistakes, sets limits (primarily where health and safety are concerned), never lectures, is available but not controlling. The available parent is self-aware, keeps her own emotions in check when dealing with her teen, is unconditionally loving and accepting, open to new and different ways of thinking, neither cruel nor dismissive - ever.
In this social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H. Roger Grant concentrates on the railroad's "golden age," 1830-1930. To capture the essence of the nation's railroad experience, Grant explores four fundamental topics - trains and travel, train stations, railroads and community life, and the legacy of railroading in America. Grant recalls the lasting memories left by train travel, both of luxurious Pullman cars and the grit and grind of coal-powered locals.
"great history of railroad life in America"
It is a common misconception that memory decays with age. This can only happen when a person does not use their memory properly. A person's memory is just like a muscle. The more it is used, the stronger it gets. When neglected, it atrophies and becomes weak. This is why people often struggle with memory as they age. If a person instead chooses to continue learning new things in their later years, practices memory-improving exercises, keeps their imagination alive and allows themselves to be open to new experiences, they can prevent this from happening.
From international best-selling author and leadership expert David Cottrell and sales guru Robert Nix comes the ultimate insider's guide for those who want to break through and control their professional destiny. In simple, clear language - featuring informative and relatable case studies - you'll discover how easy it can be to transform your on-the-job persona to become the person who succeeds first and fastest. No matter what your title is, you'll be equipped to navigate the trickiest workplaces and position yourself for growth at every turn.
The story of black professional baseball provides a remarkable perspective on several major themes in modern African American history: the initial black response to segregation, the subsequent struggle to establish successful separate enterprises, and the later movement toward integration. Baseball functioned as a critical component in the separate economy catering to black consumers in the urban centers of the North and South. While most black businesses struggled to survive from year to year, professional baseball teams and leagues operated for decades, representing a major achievement in black enterprise and institution building.
"The research is the message"
Bluejackets in the Blubber Room explores key events in US maritime history from the 1820s to the end of the Civil War through the biography of the sailing ship William Badger.
How can I help? Isn't that the question every leader longs to hear? What if every person on your team consistently asked you, How can I help? What if your team was totally in sync with and committed to achieving your organizations objectives? What if everyone on your team was willing to leave their comfort zone and take a risk to help your team win? The team with the best leader usually wins. Sounds simple...but what does it take to be the best leader?
This book remedies that situation by providing new and experienced eBook authors the information they need to bring their manuscripts to market. Each phase of the process is detailed with links to all the resources you will need without any additional fluff or hype. Just solid, actionable information without any marketing b.s.
This diabetes hand book dives deep into the true understanding of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. If you are a diabetic, or you have a loved one that is, this book is a must to own. This book covers everything there is to know about diabetes, from questions like, "What is diabetes?", "How does a diabetic properly care for their feet?", "As a diabetic, how do I minimize complications?" and "What is a recommended diet for the diabetic?"
In our lightning-fast digital age, a company can face humiliation and possibly even ruin within seconds of a negative tweet or blog post. Over the last year companies such as BP, Goldman Sachs, and Toyota have experienced serious blows to their images that could have had reduced impact if their leaders had implemented reputation management into their business strategy and culture. There is no one in either the corporate or academic sphere with greater expertise in the area of corporate reputation than Dr. Daniel Diermeier.
The fate of the USS Flier is one of the most astonishing stories of the Second World War. On August 13, 1944, the submarine struck a mine and sank to the bottom of the Sulu Sea in less than one minute, leaving only 14 of its crew of 86 hands alive. After enduring 18 hours in the water, eight remaining survivors swam to a remote island controlled by the Japanese. Deep behind enemy lines and without food or drinking water, the crewmen realized that their struggle for survival had just begun.
"Disjointed & Boring"
Meredith Mason Brown traces Daniel Boone's life from his Pennsylvania childhood to his experiences in the militia and his rise as an unexcelled woodsman, explorer, and backcountry leader. In the process, we meet the authentic Boone: he didn't wear coonskin caps; he read and wrote better than many frontiersmen; he was not the first to settle Kentucky; he took no pleasure in killing Indians. At once a loner and a leader, a Quaker who became a skilled frontier fighter, Boone is a study in contradictions.
"Good history- robotic reading"
45 Elearning Tips and Tricks is a must have for anyone interested in creating elearning.... Unlike most books about elearning, this one is short and all "meat" (with no fluff or filler). There are no boring pages to struggle through; just find the tips that apply to you and use them immediately.
In this first history of the military ambulance, historian John S. Haller Jr. documents the development of medical technologies for treating and transporting wounded soldiers on the battlefield. More than a history of medical evacuation systems and vehicles, this exhaustively researched and richly illustrated volume tells a fascinating story, giving listeners a unique perspective of the changing nature of warfare in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
"Dry history, presented dryly"
In the series' first volume, Interpreting American History: The Age of Andrew Jackson, experts on Jacksonian America address the changing views of historians over the past century on a watershed era in U.S. history. A two-term president of the United States, Jackson was a powerful leader who widened constitutional boundaries on the presidency, shaping policy himself instead of deferring to the wishes of Congress.
"Way over my head."
This amazing practical book will help you uncover the magic of powerful teams. Creating a strong bond between team members can be elusive, whether in small or large endeavors, at work or in your personal life. But in Effective teams: Six Secrets of Powerful Teams, team management expert Michael Nir will strip away the mystery and teach you concrete methods that make team management easier for you and more rewarding for everyone concerned.
"Short and sweet"
Imagine yourself having a tough conversation with your boss that you've been putting off for months...now imagine being in total control of the situation. You are in control of your emotions (even when he or she isn't) and you are easily swaying your boss to your side of the argument. And now imagine that this daydream is a reality. This audiobook will make you the master of your own destiny. It will allow you to get through all the difficult conversations in your life easily and effortlessly.
"mundane and uninspired"