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Survival In The 21st Century

Autor: Viktoras H. Kulvinskas
Publisher: Book Publishing Company (TN)
ISBN: 9781570672477
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Alan Sharp has been a senior manager in the eletronics and chemical industries. He is now a management consultant based in the UK and a director of Coverdale Scanas, a Danish consultancy firm. He has trained many top executives in business and governmental agencies in building effective teams.

Surviving The 21st Century

Autor: Julian Cribb
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319412701
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The book explores the central question facing humanity today: how can we best survive the ten great existential challenges that are now coming together to confront us? Besides describing these challenges from the latest scientific perspectives, it also outlines and integrates the solutions, both at global and individual level and concludes optimistically. This book brings together in one easy-to-read work the principal issues facing humanity. It is written for the two next generations who will have to deal with the compounding risks they inherit, and which flow from overpopulation, resource pressures and human nature. The author examines ten intersecting areas of activity (mass extinction, resource depletion, WMD, climate change, universal toxicity, food crises, population and urban expansion, pandemic disease, dangerous new technologies and self-delusion) which pose manifest risks to civilization and, potentially, to our species’ long-term future. This isn’t a book just about problems. It is also about solutions. Every chapter concludes with clear conclusions and consensus advice on what needs to be done at global level —but it also empowers individuals with what they can do for themselves to make a difference. Unlike other books, it offers integrated solutions across the areas of greatest risk. It explains why Homo sapiens is no longer an appropriate name for our species, and what should be done about it.

Beyond Survival

Autor: Terry Bookman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538122332
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From expulsions, exiles, and even genocide, for the past two millennia the Jewish people have become expert survivors. Author Terry Bookman discusses the challenges today’s postmodern Jewish community faces and the ways in which it must develop a new agenda to change from merely surviving to thriving.

Reshaping Universities For Survival In The 21st Century

Autor: Christina Chow
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781681082127
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Universities are facing unprecedented challenges in the 21st century. The international landscape of higher education is undergoing profound changes. These ancient institutions which represent the ultimate manifestation of human civilization are now confronted with dramatic changes as a result of globalisation, the knowledge economy and rapid technological advances. The traditional role of the university is forced to transform to meet these new expectations and challenges. This book provides an impartial insight into the challenges faced by higher education in the 21st century. It also suggests possible paths which universities might take to survive.

X Treme Latin

Autor: Henry Beard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592401048
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In a book designed for "magnus" popularity, the master of American wit delivers a hilarious handbook of Latin phrases for saying what's really on one's mind, without any consequences.

21 Lessons For The 21st Century

Autor: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0593132815
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues. “Fascinating . . . a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century.”—Bill Gates, The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES AND PAMELA PAUL, KQED How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. In twenty-one accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, Harari builds on the ideas explored in his previous books, untangling political, technological, social, and existential issues and offering advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we now live in: How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like, and how should we ready ourselves for it? How should we deal with the threat of terrorism? Why is liberal democracy in crisis? Harari’s unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. When we are deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. Presenting complex contemporary challenges clearly and accessibly, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is essential reading. “If there were such a thing as a required instruction manual for politicians and thought leaders, Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century would deserve serious consideration. In this collection of provocative essays, Harari . . . tackles a daunting array of issues, endeavoring to answer a persistent question: ‘What is happening in the world today, and what is the deep meaning of these events?’”—BookPage (top pick)

21stcentury Hungarian Language Survival In Transylvania

Autor: Judith Kesserü Nemethy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780985943387
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This volume examines the present-day situation of Hungarian as a minority language in Romania. It is an important addition to the study of the Hungarian language in the diaspora that should be of interest not only to linguists and sociologists also sociolinguists but to historians, political or social scientists, educators and dialectologists as well. The problems presented, albeit referring specifically to the Hungarian language in Romanian today, have parallels across borders and across all languages spoken by minorities

The Millennial Survival Guide

Autor: Mason Urbina
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781983427947
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Two minority aspiring entrepreneurs tackle the 21st century as millennials.

Nomadland Surviving America In The Twenty First Century

Autor: Jessica Bruder
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393249328
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“People who thought the 2008 financial collapse was over a long time ago need to meet the people Jessica Bruder got to know in this scorching, beautifully written, vivid, disturbing (and occasionally wryly funny) book.” —Rebecca Solnit From the beet fields of North Dakota to the campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older adults. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in RVs and modified vans, forming a growing community of nomads. Nomadland tells a revelatory tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy—one which foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, it celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive, but have not given up hope.

The Third Bank Of The River

Autor: Chris Feliciano Arnold
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250098955
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During the 2014 World Cup, an isolated Amazonian tribe emerged from the jungle on the misty border of Peru and Brazil, escaping massacre at the hands of illegal loggers. A year later, in the jungle capital of Manaus, a bloody weekend of reprisal killings inflames a drug war that blurs the line between cops and kingpins. Both events reveal the dual struggles of those living in and around the vast, endangered Amazon jungle. As indigenous tribes lose their ancestral territory every day to loggers and drug runners, local communities in cities such as Manaus, are plagued by intense violence due to the ongoing drug wars and entrenched corruption within the police and government. The chaos and violence echo the atrocities that have haunted the rain forest since Europeans first arrived in the New World. Following doctors and soldiers, environmental activists and indigenous Olympic archers, among others, The Third Bank of the River traces development in the Amazon from the arrival of the first Spanish flotilla. Veteran journalist Chris Arnold grounds his story in rigorous first-hand reporting and in-depth research, revealing a portrait of Brazil and the Amazon that is complex, bloody, and often tragic.

Earth Knack

Autor: Bart Blankenship
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9780879057336
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Chuck it all and live in a cave? No way! Adopt some Stone Age skills? Absolutely! This information-packed book doesn't just talk, it shows you ways to bring the best of our environment into your life. The relevant skills and ideas in EARTH KNACK will not only have you creating objects, but will also give you a new sense of self-fulfillment and self-worth.

Survival And Sustainability

Autor: Hüseyin Gökçekus
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540959915
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The International Conference on Environment: Survival and Sustainability, held at the Near East University, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus 19-24 February 2007, dealt with environmental threats and proposed solutions at all scales. The 21 themes addressed by the conference fell into four broad categories; Threats to Survival and Sustainability; Technological Advances towards Survival and Sustainability; Activities and Tools for Social Change; Defining Goals for Sustainable Societies. Activities and tools that move the society towards greater sustainability were emphasized at the conference. These included environmental law and ethics, environmental knowledge, technology and information systems, media, environmental awareness, education and lifelong learning, the use of literature for environmental awareness, the green factor in politics, international relations and environmental organizations. The breadth of the issues addressed at the conference made clear the need for greatly increased interdisciplinary and international collaboration the survival and sustainability concept. The exchanges at the conference represent a step in this direction.

War And Anti War

Autor: Alvin Toffler
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
ISBN: 9780316850247
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Two leading futurists analyze war in the past, offer insight into modern conflicts, and examine the future face of war based on the idea that forms of war and of economic activity are parallel. 150,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Collaborative Art In The Twenty First Century

Autor: Sondra Bacharach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317387449
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Collaboration in the arts is no longer a conscious choice to make a deliberate artistic statement, but instead a necessity of artistic survival. In today’s hybrid world of virtual mobility, collaboration decentralizes creative strategies, enabling artists to carve new territories and maintain practice-based autonomy in an increasingly commercial and saturated art world. Collaboration now transforms not only artistic practices but also the development of cultural institutions, communities and personal lifestyles. This book explores why collaboration has become so integrated into a greater understanding of creative artistic practice. It draws on an emerging generation of contributors—from the arts, art history, sociology, political science, and philosophy—to engage directly with the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of collaborative practice of the future.

How To Be A 21st Century Man

Autor: Gregg Stebben
Publisher: Racehorse
ISBN: 9781631581960
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How to Be a 21st Century Man is more than just a how-to guide; it is an essential life-tool that every man should have at his disposal. With time-saving, life-improving tips, it is the premier guide to manliness. Featured within are sections on incredibly important issues in a man’s life, including: How to Read Lights On Your Car’s Dashboard How to Buy a Suit How to Tell if a Woman Likes You How to Mix a Martini Like James Bond How to Live Forever And Much More! If you are a college graduate just entering the “real” world, or just a guy who never learned how to change a car battery or how to groom yourself properly, this manual to manhood should be within reach at all times.

Challenges Of Democracy In The 21st Century

Autor: Luca Tomini
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351209493
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The effectiveness and capacity of survival of democratic regimes has been recently and widely questioned in the public and political debate. Both democratic institutions and political actors are increasingly confronted with rapid economic and societal transformations that, at least according to some observers and commentators, they not seem to be ready or equipped to manage effectively. This book evaluates and challenges recent scholarly literature on the quality of democracy. It provides a critical assessment of the current state of the studies on the subject, identifying the key questions and discussing open issues, alternative approaches, problems and future developments. Bringing together some of the most prominent and distinguished scholars who have developed and discussed the topic of the quality of democracy during the last decade, it deals with a highly relevant topic in political science and extremely sensitive subject for our democratic societies. This text will be of key interest to scholars of democracy and democratization and more broadly to comparative politics, electoral studies, political theory, power and comparative political institutions.

The Black American Handbook For Survival Through The 21st Century The Forgotten Truth Behind Racism In America

Autor: RaDine Amen-ra
Publisher: Quantum Leapslc Publications
ISBN: 9780970545503
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The black "Americas" Handbook vol. 1. complete & finale edition is the first edition of a series of books about the foundation for the United States in America, why the dynamics of institutionalized and systematic racism is against them and how it relates to the destiny of the race of peoples as black "America" today.

Survival End Game

Autor: Ragnar Benson
Publisher: Paladin Press
ISBN: 9781610048613
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Long-time readers of Ragnar Benson know that he has made a life's work of observing and writing about survival in numerous countries and societies around the world, up close and dirty. He has covered everything from mud-hut survival in Kenya, Somalia, and Burma to gritty urban survival in Beirut, Havana, and Cairo. Ragnar has also lived as a survivor for more than 50 years at his rural U.S. home. In his first survival book in more than a decade, Ragnar Assesses the current economic situation in the United States Compares it to what is currently happening in Greece, Spain, and other distressed European nations Analyzes what has and hasn't worked in past and current ­economic meltdowns Outlines what has and hasn't changed this time around so you can combine classic survival wisdom with specific strategies for today's realities Offers solid indicators to predict not only what lies ahead but also when they will occur According to Ragnar, the chief difference between the looming economic crisis and those of the past is its duration. Whereas in the past, emergency preparations were often for weeks or months, today's preppers must make plans for years—anywhere from four to six years, Ragnar estimates. That involves a lot of food, water, energy, cash, security measures, and other survival necessities, at a time when normal resupply sources are uncertain at best or cut off ­entirely in the worst-case scenario. How do you revamp your survival end game from weeks or months to years? Ragnar offers 21st-century solutions so survivors can begin their efforts now while there is still time.

Managing Risk

Autor: Alan Waring
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781861521675
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This book offers a fresh perspective on the convergence of approaches to managing risk and introduces new developments in current thinking. Managing Risk pioneers an integrative and holistic approach to managing risk. Practitioners now increasingly acknowledge that risk cannot be dealt with effectively in a compartmentalised way. There is a need to introduce a broader perspective to the subject of risk and to recognise that approaches towards managing risk are beginning to converge.