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The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age by Stanislaw Lem

By Stanislaw Lem

A brilliantly crafted number of tales from celebrated technological know-how fiction author Stanislaw Lem.

Trurl and Klaupacius are robots who attempt to out-invent one another. Over the process their adventures in The Cyberiad, they commute to the some distance corners of the cosmos to tackle freelance problem-solving jobs, with dire effects for his or her unsuspecting employers.

Playfully written, and varying from the prophetic to the surreal, those tales reveal Stanislaw Lem's great expertise and memorable skill to mixture that means and magic right into a thoroughly enjoyable and alluring paintings.

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Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like by Dianna Booher

By Dianna Booher

"Personal presence is tough to outline yet effortless to acknowledge. individuals with presence hold themselves in a fashion that turns heads. after they speak, humans pay attention. once they ask, humans solution. once they lead, humans keep on with. own presence may also help get a date, a mate, a role, or a sale. it will probably assist you lead a gathering, a circulate, or a company. Presence isn't whatever you're born with—anyone can research those talents, conduct, and qualities. Award-winning speaker and advisor Dianna Booher indicates the right way to grasp dozens of small and demanding issues that interact to express presence. She information how physique language, manners, or even your atmosphere improve credibility and construct rapport. You'll discover ways to use voice and language to illustrate competence, carry transparent and noteworthy messages, and grasp feelings. You'll discover ways to imagine strategically, manage rules coherently, and bring to others actual curiosity, integrity, recognize, and reliability. Take her self-assessment to degree your development. With Dianna Booher's professional, unique recommendation, you could have an analogous type of effect because the such a lot profitable CEOs, celebrities, and civic leaders. "

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Dictionnaire amoureux des Dictionnaires amoureux by Alain Rey

By Alain Rey

• Description : Ce livre est composé de 25 entrées extraites de différents ouvrages de los angeles assortment. Chaque auteur a retenu une entrée de son livre et justifie son choix par un courtroom texte de présentation.

Auteurs : Alain Baraton, Jean des autos, Malek Chebel, Jean-Loup Chiflet, Catherine Clément, Didier Decoin, Alain Duault, Alain Ducasse, Jean-Paul et Raphaël Enthoven, José Frèches, Daniel Herrero, Homeric, André-Jean Lafaurie, Henri Pena-Ruiz, Gilles Perrault, Bernard Pivot, Gilles Pudlowski, Yann Queffélec, Alain Rey, Danièle Sallenave, Philippe Sollers, Denis Tillinac, Trinh Xuan Thuan, Jean Tulard et Frédéric Vitoux.

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A Poem at the Right Moment: Remembered Verses from Premodern by Velcheru Narayana Rao, David Shulman

By Velcheru Narayana Rao, David Shulman

A Poem on the correct Moment collects, and preserves, poems--called catus--that have circulated orally for hundreds of years in South India. The poems are notable for his or her wit and precision, their lyrical perception at the usual, their fascination with sensual event, and their exploration of the relationship among language and wish. Taken jointly the catus supply a penetrating severe imaginative and prescient and an realizing of the classical traditions of Telugu, Tamil, and Sanskrit.
every one poem is gifted in a latest English translation besides the Indian-language unique. An creation and a concluding essay discover intimately the tales and texts that include the catu procedure.

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Environmental and Chemical Toxins and Psychiatric Illness by James S Brown

By James S Brown

In the past 60 years, the variety of chemical failures all over the world from army, occupational, and environmental assets has risen at an alarming cost. The profound controversy surrounding many chemical substances makes target research approximately very unlikely. but now greater than everAwith the day-by-day publicity to a variety of chemical substances and the elevated possibility of chemical terrorismAit is necessary that we comprehend the position of chemical compounds in inflicting psychiatric disorder. not like similar books, this outstanding reference is meant particularly for psychiatric functions and is therefore the definitive sourcebook for the various pros known as directly to reply to those occasions. This paintings stands by myself because the first in this subject to be written via a psychiatrist and the 1st to compile the army, occupational, and environmental exposures inflicting psychiatric disorder, together with a number of chemical sensitivities, mass hysteria, radiation exposures, group tension reactions, and Gulf battle and different syndromes. specified highlights comprise -A precis of the pronounced psychiatric signs attributed to every chemical type (chemical guns, insecticides, fumigants, metals, solvents, gases, PCBs, Agent Orange, and different miscellaneous chemical compounds) in tables for simple reference. We use own care items, take pharmaceuticals, pump gas, drink alcohol, and spray pesticides as a part of our daily lives. but hardly will we discover that major exposures to the chemical substances defined during this bookAmany of which we're uncovered to in day-by-day activitiesAcan harm the significant anxious process, inflicting psychiatric affliction. -A accomplished bibliography, in each bankruptcy, of the entire very important fabric in English-language scientific journals and books that has seemed in this topic because the past due nineteenth century. those bibliographies hide every thing from the 1st released studies of the hazards of carbon disulfide within the French rubber industryAdangers that American medication overlooked for yearsAthrough more moderen large-scale chemical exposures that experience critical long term effects. (e.g., Love Canal). -The most recent information regarding terrorist and armed forces makes use of of chemical weaponsAof serious relevance in psychiatry todayAfrom global warfare I warring parties uncovered to chlorine, phosgene, mustard gasoline, arsenic, and cyanide to the 1st organophosphate, or nerve, gases (such as tabun and sarin) built by way of the Germans ahead of and through global battle II (and utilized by Iraq within the Gulf battle and via a spiritual cult within the terrorist subway assaults in Tokyo and Matsumoto, Japan). simply, this publication is a Amust haveA for psychiatric and doctors far and wide, with prolonged allure between laypersons comparable to environmental/consumer advocates, legal professionals, assurance execs, commercial hygienists, catastrophe planners, and clinical librarians.

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Managing in a Time of Great Change by Peter Ferdinand Drucker

By Peter Ferdinand Drucker

For greater than part a century, Peter F. Drucker's landmark essays have encouraged and informed managers—and inspired the character of commercial. Now, the training keeps with the Harvard enterprise Press unlock of the recent Drucker Library Series.

In dealing with in a Time of serious switch, the 1st ebook within the sequence, Drucker bargains suggestion to executives for thriving within the worldwide company surroundings of the long run, masking such themes as group development, slicing expenses in retail, alterations within the U.S. financial system, and doing company in Japan.

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The Idea-Driven Organization – Unlocking the Power in by Alan G. Robinson, Dean M. Schroeder

By Alan G. Robinson, Dean M. Schroeder

Too many corporations are overlooking, or maybe suppressing, their unmarried strongest resource of progress and innovation. And it's correct below their noses. The frontline staff who have interaction without delay together with your clients, make your items, and supply your prone have remarkable insights into the place difficulties exist and what advancements and new choices could have the main impact.

In this follow-up to their bestseller principles Are loose, Alan G. Robinson and Dean M. Schroeder exhibit easy methods to align every thing of a company round producing and enforcing worker rules and supply dozens of examples of what a massive aggressive virtue this may supply. Their suggestion will permit leaders to construct enterprises able to enforcing 20, 50, or perhaps a hundred principles in step with worker consistent with 12 months. mentioning organisations from all over the world, they clarify what's had to prepare a administration crew which may lead the kind of association that embraces grassroots rules and describe the options, guidelines, and practices that allow them.

They aspect precisely how high-performing thought techniques paintings and the way to layout one in your association. There's consistent strain this day to do extra with much less. yet slicing wages and advantages and pushing humans to paintings more durable with fewer assets can pass basically to this point. satirically, the easiest resolution is living with the very those that were bearing the brunt of those measures. With Robinson and Schroeder's suggestion, you could unharness a relentless movement of significant rules that would boost each part of your company.

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Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements, by Alaa S. Abd-El-Aziz, Charles E. Carraher, Charles U.

By Alaa S. Abd-El-Aziz, Charles E. Carraher, Charles U. Pittman, John E. Sheats, Martel Zeldin

Steel and metalloid-containing compounds show a variety of organic and biocidal actions, a few of which were hired in drugs and medication. Polymers containing steel or metalloid services develop into a typical extension of this attempt; simply as natural compound medications were chemically guaranteed to polymers or bodily imbibed into polymer matrices which will offer a number of important merits, an identical possibilities exist for utilizing steel and metalloid species. This quantity will disguise very important biomedical functions of organometallic compounds, together with metal-labeled DNA on surfaces, synthetic metallo-DNA, organotin molecules as anti-cancer medicines, and masses extra.

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