Financing the Apocalypse: Drivers for Economic and Political Instability (Palgrave Insights into Apocalypse Economics) 1st Ed. by Joel Magnuson
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Overview: As we tour the 400 year history of capitalism through its various phases of development, financial system instability is always there lurking in the shadows. The historical record attests that the processes of aggregating capital for real investment are inescapably vulnerable to risk, manic speculation, unserviceable debt, and crises; and with each episode of instability, a trail of devastation follows. Economic historians such as Hyman Minsky, Charles Kindleberger and others have studied this history and have exposed certain boom-bust patterns that have a way of stubbornly repeating themselves.This book posits that the large-scale financial crises that the world has experienced over the last 30 years are more or less the latest segments in this narrative, but with some distinct characteristics. In the period spanning the stock market crash of 1987 to the banking crisis of 2008 and its aftermath – the Greenspan Era – there were key institutional and ideological developments rooted in contemporary neoliberalism that have reshaped the historic rise-and-fall patterns to become more severe and widespread. In this important volume, Magnuson suggests the next episode will be a massive financial cyclone that will send us all tumbling toward a perilous future.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > Economic History
Love Affairs: The Therapeutic Guide to Sound Thinking and Smart Moves After Infidelity by Joel Block
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Overview: A psychologist specializing in couples therapy provides an honest and compassionate guide to dealing with a spouse’s or partner’s love affair, from the one-night stand to the grand amour.
Illustrate and brings to life issues addressed across chapters through vignettes from the author’s therapy sessions
Describes types of and motivations for affairs
Details the healing process and steps to either recover the relationship or ‘de-couple’
Explains special considerations and actions for stability in cases in which the couple has children
Clearly describes the psychological damage an affair may inflict and dares to explain the controversial possibility that some affairs may have positive effects
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Commentary on Joel, Amos, Obadiah by John Calvin (Christian Classics Ethereal Library)
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Overview: In this book, John Calvin provides an engaging commentary on three Minor Prophets in the Old Testament: Joel, Amos, and Obadiah. Calvin begins his commentary on each book with a short introduction. When commenting on a book, he frequently offers his own translations of a passage, explaining the subtleties and nuances of his translation. His treatment of the text reveals his keen pastoral insights. And as always, he interacts with other theologians, commentators, and portions of the Bible when interpreting a particular passage. After several hundred years, Calvin’s Commentary on Joel, Amos, and Obadiah remains an instructive and interesting commentary to several Old Testament books.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
Unleashed: The Story of Tool by Joel McIver
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Overview: An in-depth look at the Anglo-American metal band Tool, this title explores not only their uncompromising music but also their unsettling self-made image based on mythological symbols and arcane theories.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
It’s Your Time: Activate Your Faith, Achieve Your Dreams, and Increase in God’s Favor by Joel Osteen
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Overview: Get your hopes up. Raise your expectations. Your best days are in front of you.
In challenging times, it may be hard to see better days ahead. You may feel as though your struggles will never end, that things won’t ever turn around for you.
This is exactly the moment to put your faith into action and expect God’s blessings.
It’s your time to declare your faith, to look for God’s favor, and to give control of your life to Him so that you can find fulfillment in His plans for you!
It’s Your Time to believe.
It’s not easy to always be optimistic. Life can be difficult, and in hard economic times it’s not just your finances that suffer. Your relationships can be strained. Your health can be stressed. Bad habits can return and negative thoughts can take over.
When one part of your life after another takes a bad turn, you can feel like there is no end in sight, no way out. The truth is, maybe you don’t have an answer. But God does! Maybe you don’t have the strength. But God does!
It’s Your Time for favor.
In It’s Your Time, bestselling author Joel Osteen, pastor of the nation’s largest church, offers the inspirational truth that no matter where you stand in life, you are never alone. He reminds you also that the bigger your burden, the greater your blessings to come.
You may have neglected God, but He has not abandoned you. He has already released good things into your future. As long as you’re breathing, you can still reclaim His favor by renewing your faith and accepting His plans for you.
It’s Your Time for restoration.
In these pages, Joel offers assurances that God does not want you to merely survive challenging times, He wants you to thrive. When you give your life over to Him, God will send opportunities your way so that you can soar to new heights of fulfillment.
History has shown that the most difficult times can serve as catalysts for creativity, innovation, and accomplishment. If you hold on to your faith, ask for God’s favor, and don’t give in to depression or discouragement, you will emerge not bitter but better, not a vitim but a victor.
It’s Your Time to trust.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
Guardians of the Flame by means of Joel Rosenberg 1 to 7
Magnetism: Molecules to Materials IV: Nanosized Magnetic Materials via Joel S. Miller, Marc Drillon
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Overview: Magnetic phenomena and fabrics are in all places. Our working out of magnetic habits, as soon as considered mature, has loved new impetus from contributions starting from molecular chemistry, fabrics chemistry and sciences to forged state physics. New phenomena are explored that open promising views for business packages in future-carrying out chemical reactions in magnetic fields is solely a type of. The spectrum spans molecule-based-organic, (bio)inorganic, and hybrid-compounds, metal fabrics in addition to their oxides forming skinny movies, nanoparticles, wires and so forth.Reflecting fresh wisdom, this open collection of volumes supplies a much-needed complete evaluate of this rising interdisciplinary box. Topical evaluations written via primary scientists give an explanation for the traits and newest advances in a transparent and detailed manner. By keeping up the steadiness between idea and experiment, the e book supplies a information for each complicated scholars and experts to this analysis space. It will lend a hand assessment their very own experimental observations and function a foundation for the design of latest magnetic fabrics. A novel reference paintings, indispensable for everybody interested in the phenomena of magnetism!
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Transport Phenomena Fundamentals, Third Edition (Chemical Industries, Book 138) by Joel L. Plawsky
Requirements: .PDF reader, 26 MB
Overview: The third edition of Transport Phenomena Fundamentals continues with its streamlined approach to the subject of transport phenomena, based on a unified treatment of heat, mass, and momentum transport using a balance equation approach. The new edition makes more use of modern tools for working problems, such as COMSOL®, Maple®, and MATLAB®. It introduces new problems at the end of each chapter and sorts them by topic for ease of use. It also presents new concepts to expand the utility of the text beyond chemical engineering.
The text is divided into two parts, which can be used for teaching a two-term course. Part I covers the balance equation in the context of diffusive transport-momentum, energy, mass, and charge. Each chapter adds a term to the balance equation, highlighting that term’s effects on the physical behavior of the system and the underlying mathematical description. Chapters familiarize students with modeling and developing mathematical expressions based on the analysis of a control volume, the derivation of the governing differential equations, and the solution to those equations with appropriate boundary conditions.
Part II builds on the diffusive transport balance equation by introducing convective transport terms, focusing on partial, rather than ordinary, differential equations. The text describes paring down the microscopic equations to simplify the models and solve problems, and it introduces macroscopic versions of the balance equations for when the microscopic approach fails or is too cumbersome. The text discusses the momentum, Bournoulli, energy, and species continuity equations, including a brief description of how these equations are applied to heat exchangers, continuous contactors, and chemical reactors. The book also introduces the three fundamental transport coefficients: the friction factor, the heat transfer coefficient, and the mass transfer coefficient in the context of boundary layer theory. The final chapter covers the basics of radiative heat transfer, including concepts such as blackbodies, graybodies, radiation shields, and enclosures. The third edition incorporates many changes to the material and includes updated discussions and examples and more than 70 new homework problems.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Betrayal of Trust: Commander Wyatt & the Halifax Explosion by Joel Zemel
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Overview: Before the Halifax Explosion, Cmdr. F. Evan Wyatt was a married officer, popular with the city’s elite and a promising career in the Royal Canadian Navy. The French munitions ship, SS Mont-Blanc, & Norwegian freighter, SS Imo, collided in Halifax Harbour on Dec. 6, 1917 resulting in 2000 dead, 9000 injured, thousands without shelter. An inquiry into the cause of the collision quickly devolved into a hunt for scapegoats: the captain & pilot of the French vessel and the RCN’s CXO, Wyatt were charged with manslaughter & criminal negligence. The former were released on a writ of habeas corpus, but Wyatt was indicted, and although acquitted, his reputation/professional career lay in ruins. Why did the RCN not protect one of its own?
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant: Modern Life as Interpreted By Someone Who Is Reasonably Bad at Living It by Joel Golby
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Overview: A collection of full-throated appreciations, withering assessments, and hard-won lessons by the popular journalist. There are a few things you need to know about Joel Golby. Both his parents are dead. His dad was an alcoholic. He himself has a complicated relationship with alcohol. He once went to karaoke three times in five days. He will always beat you at Monopoly, and he will always cheat. Joel makes a name for himself as a journalist who brings us distinguished articles such as ‘A Man Shits On A Plane So Hard It Has To Turn Around And Come Back Again’, but that says more about us than him.
In his first book, Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant Joel writes about important stuff (death, alcohol, loss, friendship) and unimportant stuff (Saudi Arabian Camel Pageants, a watertight ranking of the Rocky films, Monopoly), always with the soft punch of a lesson tucked within. Golby’s sharp, evocative prose thrives on reality and honesty that is gut-wrenchingly close to the bone, and laced with a copious dose of dark humour.
Who is this book for? It is for everyone, but mainly people who are as lost and confused as Joel and just want to have a good laugh about it.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality: A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States by Joel Spring
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Overview: Joel Spring’s history of school polices imposed on dominated groups in the United States examines the concept of deculturalization―the use of schools to strip away family languages and cultures and replace them with those of the dominant group. The focus is on the education of dominated groups forced to become citizens in territories conquered by the U.S., including Native Americans, Enslaved Africans, Chinese, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Hawaiians.
In 7 concise, thought-provoking chapters, this analysis and documentation of how education is used to change or eliminate linguistic and cultural traditions in the U.S. looks at the educational, legal, and social construction of race and racism in the United States, emphasizing the various meanings of "equality" that have existed from colonial America to the present. Providing a broader perspective for understanding the denial of cultural and linguistic rights in the United States, issues of language, culture, and deculturalization are placed in a global context.
The major change in the 8th Edition is a new chapter, "Global Corporate Culture and Separate But Equal," describing how current efforts at deculturalization involve replacing family and personal cultures with a corporate culture to increase worker efficiency. Substantive updates and revisions are made throughout all other chapters
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Blessed in the Darkness: How All Things Are Working for Your Good by Joel Osteen
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 203 MB
Overview: The same God who leads us to green pastures guides us through the valleys. Number one New York Times best-selling author Joel Osteen shares how God uses the darkness in life for good.
All of us will go through dark times that we don’t understand: a difficulty with a friend, an unfair situation at work, a financial setback, an unexpected illness, a divorce, or the loss of a loved one. Those types of experiences are part of the human journey. But when we find ourselves in such a place, it’s important that we keep a positive perspective. Joel Osteen writes that if we stay in faith and keep a good attitude when we go through challenges, we will not only grow, but we will see how all things work together for our good. Through practical applications and scriptural insight, Blessed in the Darkness focuses on how to draw closer to God and trust him when life doesn’t make sense.
If we will go through the dark place in the valley trusting, believing, and knowing that God is still in control, we will come to the table that is already prepared for us, where our cup runs over.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
Unconscious Crime: Mental Absence and Criminal Responsibility in Victorian London by Joel Peter Eigen
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Overview: A sleepwalking, homicidal nursemaid; a "morally vacant" juvenile poisoner; a man driven to arson by a "lesion of the will"; an articulate and poised man on trial for assault who, while conducting his own defense, undergoes a profound personality change and becomes a wild and delusional "alter." These people are not characters from a mystery novelist’s vivid imagination, but rather defendants who were tried at the Old Bailey, London’s central criminal court, in the mid-nineteenth century. In Unconscious Crime, Joel Peter Eigen explores these and other cases in which defendants did not conform to any of the Victorian legal system’s existing definitions of insanity yet displayed convincing evidence of mental aberration. Instead, they were―or claimed to be―"missing," "absent," or "unconscious": lucid, though unaware of their actions.
Based on extensive research in the Old Bailey Sessions Papers (verbatim courtroom narratives taken down in shorthand during the trial and sold on the street the following day), Eigen’s book reveals a growing estrangement between law and medicine over the legal concept of the Person as a rational and purposeful actor with a clear understanding of consequences. The McNaughtan Rules of l843 had formalized the Victorian insanity plea, guiding the courts in cases of alleged delusion and derangement. But as Eigen makes clear in the cases he discovered, even though defense attorneys attempted to broaden the definition of insanity to include mental absence, the courts and physicians who testified as experts were wary of these novel challenges to the idea of human agency and responsibility. Combining the colorful intrigue of courtroom drama and the keen insights of social history, Unconscious Crime depicts Victorian England’s legal and medical cultures confronting a new understanding of human behavior, and provocatively suggests these trials represent the earliest incarnation of double consciousness and multiple personality disorder.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Law > Criminal Law