Resource Revolution by Stefan Heck, Matt Rogers

Resource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a Century by Stefan Heck, Matt Rogers
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Overview: What do shale gas, Elon Musk’s Tesla, and the global apparel chain Zara share in common? In Resource Revolution, management experts Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers describe how each in its own way exemplifies a resource revolution-a use of natural resources so effective it defies conventional wisdom and enables breakthrough performance where others see only limits and shortcomings.
Resource Revolution shows how to take what is being seen as a worldwide crisis and turn it into the biggest business opportunity of the past one hundred years. The rapid urbanization of a new 2.5-billion-person middle class in Asia will create an unprecedented demand for oil, steel, land, food, water, cement, and other commodities over the next two decades. Heck and Rogers explore the ways in which innovators, including startups and global leaders from Cree to GE, have answered the challenge with practical steps to guide managers everywhere.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Slavery, Propaganda, & American Revolution by Patricia Bradley

Slavery, Propaganda, and the American Revolution by Patricia Bradley
Requirements: EPUB Reader 1.87 MB
Overview: Under the leadership of Samuel Adams, patriot propagandists deliberately and conscientiously kept the issue of slavery off the agenda as goals for freedom were set for the American Revolution.
By comparing coverage in the publications of the patriot press with those of the moderate colonial press, this book finds that the patriots avoided, misinterpreted, or distorted news reports on blacks and slaves, even in the face of a vigorous antislavery movement. The Boston Gazette, the most important newspaper of the Revolution, was chief among the periodicals that dodged or excluded abolition. The author of this study shows that The Gazette misled its readers about the notable Somerset decision that led to abolition in Great Britain. She notes also that The Gazette excluded antislavery essays, even from patriots who supported abolition. No petitions written by Boston slaves were published, nor were any writings by the black poet Phillis Wheatley. TheGazette also manipulated the racial identity of Crispus Attucks, the first casualty in the Revolution. When using the word slavery, The Gazette took care to focus it not upon abolition but upon Great Britain’s enslavement of its American colonies.
Since propaganda on behalf of the Revolution reached a high level of sophistication, and since Boston can be considered the foundry of Revolutionary propaganda, the author writes that the omission of abolition from its agenda cannot be considered as accidental but as intentional.
By the time the Revolution began, white attitudes toward blacks were firmly fixed, and these persisted long after American independence had been achieved. In Boston, notions of virtue and vigilance were shown to be negatively embodied in black colonists. These devil’s imps were long represented in blackface in Boston’s annual Pope Day parade.
Although the leaders of the Revolution did not articulate a national vision on abolition, the colonial antislavery movement was able to achieve a degree of success but only in drives through the individual colonies.
Patricia Bradley is the former director of the American Studies program at Temple University and is currently Chair of the Temple University Department of Journalism, Public Relations, and Advertising.
Genre: Non-Fiction – History

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Revolution in Danger by Victor Serge

Revolution in Danger by Victor Serge
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Overview: Upon arrival in Petrograd in 1919, Victor Serge – the great chronicler of the Russian Revolution – found a society nearly shredded to ribbons by civil war. In these essays he sketches a portrait of the darkest hours faced by the fledgling revolution, and defends the red terror against abstract criticisms as a regrettable, though unavoidable, product of horrible circumstances.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently


The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently
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The Real Play Revolution by Ash Perrin

The Real Play Revolution: Why We Need to Be Silly with Our Kids – and How to Do It by Ash Perrin
Requirements: EPUB Reader 2.05 MB
Overview: Aimed at parents, teachers and anyone who cares for or works with children, this is a highly original, inspiring and above all fun guide to the power of play and how to use it from expert Ash Perrin of the Flying Seagull Project.
This is a guide to help grown-ups share silliness, laughter and fun with kids, benefiting the kids, the adults themselves and, ultimately, society at large. In a world of technology, product marketing and unending messaging aimed at adults and kids, there is a need to liberate the imagination, re-sow the seeds of creativity … and start a Real Play revolution! Real Play needs noequipment, expertise or qualifications. All it needs is genuine interaction between grown-ups and children and that wonderful buzz of magic and make-believe.
Offering the techniques and play ideas developed by Ash Perrin through his work at the Flying Seagulls Project in an accessible, engaging and fun way to a wide audience of ordinary parents and childcare professionals, this book also makes a passionate case for the importance of play in children’s lives. The Real Play Revolution is a treasure trove of fantastic, unexpected and effective play ideas, from step-by-step activities such as Kids Comedy Corner (all about telling jokes together as a family), Home-Made TV (make your own TV, then watch it!) and Circus Skills Workshop (hoola-hoop, juggling balls, spinning plates, etc) to quick fixes for cheering everyone up, such as the One Minute Madness Miracle (the first one to get nowhere wins), and defeating a bad mood – whether a child’s or a grown-up’s – with the Turkey Head Grump Crown (who can carrying on feeling annoyed with a turkey on their head?).
All suggestions can be adapted to work with any numbers from one child to a whole classroom. Fun line drawings clarify step-by-steps and add to the book’s appealing design.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Education

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The Graphene Revolution by Brian Clegg

The Graphene Revolution: The Weird Science of the Ultra-thin by Brian Clegg
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 250kb
Overview: Welcome to the wonderful world of graphene, the thinnest substance known to science.

In 2003, Russian physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov found a way to produce graphene – the thinnest substance in the world – by using sticky tape to separate an atom-thick layer from a block of graphite.

Their efforts would win the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics, and now the applications of graphene and other ‘two-dimensional’ substances form a worldwide industry. Graphene is far stronger than steel, a far better conductor than any metal, and able to act as a molecular sieve to purify water. Electronic components made from graphene are a fraction the size of silicon microchips and can be both flexible and transparent, making it possible to build electronics into clothing, produce solar cells to fit any surface, or even create invisible temporary tattoos that monitor your health.

Ultra-thin materials give us the next big step forward since the transistor revolutionised electronics. Get ready for the graphene revolution.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Idiot’s Guide to the American Revolution by Alan Axelrod

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the American Revolution by Alan Axelrod
Requirements: .PDF reader, 10.8 Mb
Overview: You’re no idiot, of course. You know that the American Revolution started when those guys in Boston threw some tea off a boat. Or was it when Paul Revere made his famous ride? Let’s face it: when it comes to knowing about our nation’s struggle for independence, our grade-school memories are about as trustworthy as Benedict Arnold. Don’t blush red (or white, or blue) yet! The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the American Revolution is an authoritative overview of the conflict, filled with little-known facts that will enlighten even the most educated history buff.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Russian Revolution, 2nd Edition 2019

Russian Revolution, 2nd Edition 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 87.5mb
Overview: The Russian Revolution was the bloodiest, most brutal regime change the world had yet seen. As the world’s largest country threw off the shackles of centuries of autocratic sovereignty in favour of a radical, untested new political ideology, its people would discover that no one had written a rulebook for this vast social experiment and that the philosophy it was based in had no answers for the questions, problems and power struggles that ensued. The result changed the face of Russia, and the rest of the world, forever. Now, explore the causes, consequences and the key people and events that influenced one of the most important transitions society has ever experienced.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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Book of the Russian Revolution, 2nd Edition 2019-

The Russian Revolution was the bloodiest, most brutal regime change the world had yet seen. As the world’s largest country threw off the shackles of centuries of autocratic sovereignty in favour of a radical, untested new political ideology, its people would discover that no one had written a rulebook for this vast social experiment and that the philosophy it was based in had no answers for the questions, problems and power struggles that ensued. The result changed the face of Russia, and the rest of the world, forever. Now, explore the causes, consequences and the key people and events that influenced one of the most important transitions society has ever experienced.

The American Revolution by way of Neil Gould

The American Revolution: Documents Decoded by way of Neil Gould
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1 MB
Overview: This e book supplies American historical past readers with a at hand reference that examines all essential sides of the technology of the American Revolution. The writer fashions how knowledgeable pupil interacts with number one assets, thereby offering steerage that presentations readers how to pick out aside and seriously overview firsthand the important thing paperwork chronicling those primary occasions in American historical past. The e book is split into 4 sections. The first, "The Road to Revolution," offers with occasions that come with each British movements and Colonial reactions. The phase’s primary focal point is at the query, "What brings folks to the purpose the place they’re prepared to spill blood for a purpose?" Section two is in regards to the battle’s battles, highlighting army technique and techniques and the decisive function of management achieve victory. Section 3, "A Nation of Amazons," makes a speciality of the army exploits of girls who disguised themselves as males, fired cannons, accomplished enemy squaddies, and served as spies. Section 4, titled "The Songs of Liberty," stocks works that each impressed and mirrored the war’s major occasions.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Bolshevik Revolution, 1917-1923, Vol. three via E.H. Carr

The Bolshevik Revolution, 1917-1923, Vol. three via E.H. Carr
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Overview: In Volume III, Russia’s geographical place as each a European and an Asian energy and her dual goals of marketing international revolution and organising customary members of the family with capitalist governments resulted in serious stresses in Soviet overseas coverage. This quantity analyzes those traces and their home and world ramifications.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Bolshevik Revolution, 1917-1923, Vol. three by way of E.H. Carr

The Bolshevik Revolution, 1917-1923, Vol. three by way of E.H. Carr
Requirements: .PDF reader, 59.4 Mb
Overview: In Volume III, Russia’s geographical place as each a European and an Asian energy and her dual goals of marketing global revolution and setting up standard members of the family with capitalist governments resulted in serious stresses in Soviet overseas coverage. This quantity analyzes those traces and their home and global ramifications.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Chinese Fiction of the Cultural Revolution


Chinese Fiction of the Cultural Revolution
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