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The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time
He has been cited by The New York Times Magazine as "probably the most important economist in the world" and by Time as "the world's best-known economist." He has advised an extraordinary range of world leaders and international institutions on the full range of issues related to creating economic success and reducing...
The Nuclear Imperative: A Critical Look at the Approaching Energy Crisis (Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality)
The Nuclear Imperative: A Critical Look at the Approaching Energy Crisis (Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality)
Part of this book was originally written in 1976 when some thirty copies were printed and distributed to interested parties. A wider distribution was planned but never carried out. In re-reading the first edition written 29 years ago, I am struck by the fact that arguments for a nuclear-powered future and a need to develop portable synfuels and new...
Living Water: Viktor Schauberger and the Secrets of Natural Energy
Living Water: Viktor Schauberger and the Secrets of Natural Energy
Many people suggested that I write a book on Viktor Schauberger, the extraordinary natural scientist, inventor and philosopher. Already in the 1920s he forewarned us, in speeches and articles, of the environmental crisis in which we are now caught and from which we seem to have little hope of escaping. In his lifetime he met mostly resistance and...
Between Crown and Commerce: Marseille and the Early Modern Mediterranean (The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science)
Between Crown and Commerce: Marseille and the Early Modern Mediterranean (The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science)

Between Crown and Commerce examines the relationship between French royal statecraft, mercantilism, and civic republicanism in the context of the globalizing economy of the early modern Mediterranean world.

This is the story of how the French Crown and local institutions accommodated one another as they sought to forge...

Organizational Patterns of Agile Software Development
Organizational Patterns of Agile Software Development
You will find no books on the bookshelf here that tell you how to start up a new discipline. Software has been seeking its own way as a
relatively young discipline for the past 40 years. Every new discipline struggles to find practices suitable to its survival and growth. Sometimes this struggle is incremental. Sometimes disciplines undergo
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Integrative Physiology in the Proteomics and Post-Genomics Age
Integrative Physiology in the Proteomics and Post-Genomics Age
There is a perception in the scientific community that the discipline of Physiology is in crisis, or at least, in a phase of profound transition and change. At the root of the problem is confusion between objectives (the biological questions to be solved) and the methods and technologies to be applied. Traditionally, ever since...
The Independence of Credit Rating Agencies: How Business Models and Regulators Interact
The Independence of Credit Rating Agencies: How Business Models and Regulators Interact

The Independence of Credit Rating Agencies focuses on the institutional and regulatory dynamics of these agencies, asking whether their business models give them enough independence to make viable judgments without risking their own profitability.

Few have closely examined the analytical methods of credit rating agencies,...

Interest Rates and Coupon Bonds in Quantum Finance
Interest Rates and Coupon Bonds in Quantum Finance
The economic crisis of 2008 has shown that the capital markets need new theoretical and mathematical concepts to describe and price financial instruments. Focusing almost exclusively on interest rates and coupon bonds, this book does not employ stochastic calculus - the bedrock of the present day mathematical finance - for any of the derivations....
The Coming Generational Storm: What You Need to Know about America's Economic Future
The Coming Generational Storm: What You Need to Know about America's Economic Future
In 2030, as 77 million baby boomers hobble into old age, walkers will outnumber strollers; there will be twice as many retirees as there are today but only 18 percent more workers. How will America handle this demographic overload? How will Social Security and Medicare function with fewer working taxpayers to support these programs? According to...
IT Auditing and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance: Key Strategies for Business Improvement
IT Auditing and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance: Key Strategies for Business Improvement

Information technology auditing and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance have several overlapping characteristics. They both require ethical accounting practices, focused auditing activities, a functioning system of internal control, and a close watch by the board’s audit committee and CEO. Written as a contribution to the accounting and auditing...

Computer Vision/Computer Graphics Collaboration Techniques: 5th International Conference, MIRAGE 2011, Rocquencourt, France, October 10-11, 2011.
Computer Vision/Computer Graphics Collaboration Techniques: 5th International Conference, MIRAGE 2011, Rocquencourt, France, October 10-11, 2011.
This volume collects the papers accepted for presentation at MIRAGE 2011. The MIRAGE conference is recognized internationally with presentations coming from 19 countries despite the large worldwide economical crisis. Submissions from Asia dropped compared with two years ago, and were fewer, than those from Europe. France proved...
Acquired Brain Injury: An Integrative Neuro-Rehabilitation Approach
Acquired Brain Injury: An Integrative Neuro-Rehabilitation Approach
Crimmins (2000) marveled at the greatness of the “three pound-blob” that is our brain and control system. As seasoned clinicians in the field of neuro-rehabilitation, we still marvel each day at the resilience of the brain and at the exciting recoveries that we attempt to facilitate in survivors of acquired brain...
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