Hmotnosť: 1 kg rozmer: 22.2 cm x 16.3 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.168 kg rozmer: 26.4 cm x 20.3 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.166 kg rozmer: 26.5 cm x 20.3 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.51 kg rozmer: 23.8 cm x 15.9 cm
Imperiled Waters, Impoverished Future: The Decline of Freshwater Ecosystems
Worldwatch Paper 1996
Cena: 0.90 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 1-878071-30-0, (stav A), brož.
|A new Worldwatch Paper, Imperiled Waters, Impoverished Future: The Decline of Freshwater Ecosystems, demonstrates that giant dams, massive irrigation systems, and widespread logging often bring few economic benefits, and instead cause environmental degradation, poverty, and suffering, as well as irreplaceable loss of biodiversity.|
Billions of dollars spent for flood control, plus the effects of land degradation, actually increased the severity and cost of flooding on the Columbia, Rhine, and Mississippi rivers...
Hmotnosť: 0.122 kg rozmer: 21.3 cm x 13.2 cm
The Dilbert Principle
Harper Collins 1996
Cena: 1.70 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 0-7522-2287-2, (stav A), viaz.
|The creator of Dilbert, the fastest-growing comic strip in the nation (syndicated in nearly 1000 newspapers), takes a look at corporate America in all its glorious lunacy. Lavishly illustrated with Dilbert strips, these hilarious essays on incompetent bosses, management fads, bewildering technological changes and so much more, will make anyone who has ever worked in an office laugh out loud in recognition. The Dilbert Principle: The most ineffective workers will be systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage - management. This is an inside view of bosses, meetings, management fads and other workplace afflictions. Examining bizarre and hilarious situations in the world of work with growing absurdity, Adams reveals the secrets of management, including swearing one s way to the top, selling bad products to stupid people, trolls in accounts and more. Since 1989, Scott Adams has been illustrating this principle each day, lampooning the corporate world through Dilbert, his enormously popular comic strip. In Dilbert, the potato-shaped, abuse-absorbing hero of the strip, Adams has given voice to the millions of Americans buffeted by the many adversities of the workplace. Now he takes the next step, attacking corporate culture head-on in this lighthearted series of essays. Packed with more than 100 hilarious cartoons, these 25 chapters explore the zeitgeist of ever-changing management trends, overbearing egos, management incompetence, bottomless bureaucracies, petrifying performance reviews, three-hour meetings, the confusion of the information superhighway and more. With sharp eyes, and an even sharper wit, Adams exposes -- and skewers -- the bizarre absurdities of everyday corporate life. Readers will be convinced that he must be spying on their bosses, The Dilbert Principle rings so true!|
Hmotnosť: 0.534 kg rozmer: 22.6 cm x 16.9 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.292 kg rozmer: 21.4 cm x 13.9 cm
Pocket Books 1988
Cena: 2.75 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 978-1-84739-762-1, (stav A), brož.
|In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World War II.|
This gripping account of it by acclaimed author Stephen Ambrose brings to life a daring mission so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed. Ambrose traces each step of the preparations over many months to the minute-by-minute excitement of the hand-to-hand confrontations on the bridge. This is a story of heroism and cowardice, kindness and brutality—the stuff of all great adventures.
Hmotnosť: 0.18 kg rozmer: 20.4 cm x 13.1 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.088 kg rozmer: 19 cm x 12.2 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.516 kg rozmer: 25.1 cm x 16 cm
Ethology and Human Development
Barnes & Noble 1992
Cena: 8.00 €
Jazyk: slovensky ISBN - 0-389-20996-1, (stav A), viaz.
|The developmental origins of human behaviour are often seen as having parallels with the natural world of animal behaviour. Researchers in ethology, the biological study of animal behaviour, have amassed a considerable body of research, but the psychological study of child development has often ignored the findings, with the exception of John Bowlby s use of imprinting as a basis for a theory of human attachment. The book evaluates the results of these several decades of ethological work on developmental psychology. It looks at human development from the context of the natural world, thereby re-establishing the links, begun with Charles Darwin, between research on child development and animal behaviour.|
Hmotnosť: 0.56 kg rozmer: 24.4 cm x 16.6 cm
Ashman M.Anastasia - Gökmen Eaton Jennifer|
Tales from the Expat Harem
Seal Press 2006
Cena: 2.10 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 978-1-58005-155-2, (stav A), brož.
|As the Western world struggles to comprehend the paradoxes of modern Turkey, Tales from the Expat Harem reveals its most personal nuances. This illuminating anthology provides a window into the country from the perspective of thirty-two expatriates from seven different nations—artists, entrepreneurs, Peace Corps volunteers, archaeologists, missionaries, and others—who established lives in Turkey for work, love, or adventure. Through narrative essays covering the last four decades, these diverse women unveil the mystique of the “Orient,” describe religious conflict, embrace cultural discovery, and maneuver familial traditions, customs, and responsibilities. Poignant, humorous, and transcendent, the essays take readers to weddings and workplaces, down cobbled Byzantine streets, into boisterous bazaars along the Silk Road, and deep into the feminine stronghold of steamy Ottoman bathhouses. The outcome is a stunning collection of voices from women suspended between two homes as they redefine their identities and reshape their worldviews.|
Hmotnosť: 0.266 kg rozmer: 20.6 cm x 14.9 cm
Votes for Women
Cambridge University Press 1993
Cena: 1.50 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 0-521-31044-X, (stav A), brož.
|In 1918 women in Britain finally won the vote after a long and determined fight. The struggle of these courageous women of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is examined in Atkinson s new study. The author compares and contrasts two very different campaigns: the battle waged by the militant Suffragettes and the persistent though less well-known activities of the Suffragists who campaigned peacefully but doggedly for the vote. A handful of fascinating and previously unpublished photographs from the Museum of London Collection are dispersed throughout the text.|
Hmotnosť: 0.146 kg rozmer: 23 cm x 18.2 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.328 kg rozmer: 18.2 cm x 12.4 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.4 kg rozmer: 24.2 cm x 13 cm
Hmotnosť: 4.56 kg rozmer: 35.9 cm x 27.5 cm
Crispin - The Cross of Lead
Simon & Schuster 2004
Cena: 2.10 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 0-689-83777-1, (stav A), brož.
|"Asta s Son" is all he s ever been called. The lack of a name is appropriate, because he and his mother are but poor peasants in 14th century medieval England. But this thirteen-year-old boy who thought he had little to lose soon finds himself with even less - no home, no family, or possessions. Accused of a crime he did not commit, he may be killed on sight, by anyone. If he wishes to remain alive, he must flee his tiny village. All the boy takes with him is a newly revealed name - Crispin - and his mother s cross of lead.|
Hmotnosť: 0.206 kg rozmer: 20.3 cm x 13.3 cm
Frontiers of Astrophysics
Harvard University Press 1976
Cena: 12.50 €
Jazyk: anglicky (stav A), brož.
|One of the most vigorous sciences of our time, astrophysics constantly changes under the impact of new discoveries about everything from our own sun to the most distant and exotic of extragalactic phenomena. In chapters written especially for this volume, twelve distinguished scientists actively pursuing astrophysical research offer up-to-date reviews and commentary on new developments in their fields. With a little grounding in astronomy or physics, the reader will find this book an invaluable source of basic information on the most recent work in this field.|
Frontiers of Astrophysics can be used as classroom reading, either as a main text or as supplementary reading in astronomy or physics courses, and it can be read with profit by anyone who wants current knowledge presented without complex mathematical arguments. Published within months after the contributions were written, this book is the most convenient and contemporary source on these topics: formation of the solar system (W.R. Ward), new developments in solar research (R. W. Noyes), early phases of stellar evolution (S.E. Storm), endpoints of stellar evolution (A.G.W. Cameron), neutron stars, black holes and supernocvae (H. Gursky), infrared astronomy (G.G. Fazio), gaseous nebulae and their interstellar environment (E.K. Chaisson), chemistry of the interstellar medium (A. Dalgarno), radio observations of galactic masers (J.M. Moran): active galaxies (K. Brecher), galaxies and cosmology (M. Davis), the mass of the universe and intergalactic matter (G.B. Field).
Hmotnosť: 0.756 kg rozmer: 24 cm x 15.6 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.33 kg rozmer: 21.9 cm x 14.6 cm
The Devil We Know
Three rivers press 2008
Cena: 2.55 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 978-0-307-40867-9, (stav A), brož.
|Over the past thirty years, while the United States has turned either a blind or dismissive eye, Iran has emerged as a nation every bit as capable of altering America’s destiny as traditional superpowers Russia and China. Indeed, one of this book’s central arguments is that, in some ways, Iran’s grip on America’s future is even tighter.|
As ex–CIA operative Robert Baer masterfully shows, Iran has maneuvered itself into the elite superpower ranks by exploiting Americans’ false perceptions of what Iran is—by letting us believe it is a country run by scowling religious fanatics, too preoccupied with theocratic jostling and terrorist agendas to strengthen its political and economic foundations.
Hmotnosť: 0.23 kg rozmer: 20.5 cm x 14 cm