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We the People - Kofi A. Annan

During his momentous time as Secretary-General of the UN, Kofi Annan played a decisive role in launching the Millennium Development Goals, establishing the International Criminal Court, and articulating the Responsibility to Protect as a guiding principle for international action. In 2001 just after the attacks of 9/11 he and the UN jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize “for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world.” These and other crucial events including the crises o...

Extraordinary People - Peter May

PARIS. An old mystery. As midnight strikes, a man desperately seeking sanctuary flees into a church. The next day, his sudden disappearance will make him famous throughout France. A new science. Forensic expert Enzo Macleod takes a wager to solve the seven most notorious French murders using modern technology - and a total disregard for the justice system. A fresh trail. Deep in the catacombs below the city, he unearths dark clues deliberately set - and as he draws closer to the killer, discove...

One People - Many Journeys

One People illustrates this thought through a collection of glorious photographs, accompanied by thoughtful essays, that capture the universality of the human experience in the very different contexts of our diverse world. In this book we present people in all stages of our common life cycle, reflecting a moment, emotion, ritual, or intimacy that, be it mundane or extraordinary, is recognisable across cultures and language barriers. Regardless of nationality or beliefs, we share the joy of birt...

Compelling People - John Neffinger

Required reading at Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School. Everyone wants to be more appealing and effective, but few believe we can manage the personal magnetism of a Bill Clinton or an Oprah Winfrey. John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut trace the path to influence through a balance of strength (the root of respect) and warmth (the root of affection). Each seems simple, but only a few of us figure out the tricky task of projecting both at once. Drawing on cutting-edge social ...

100 People Who Made History

Meet the people who helped shape the world we know today. 100 People Who Made History is no ordinary history book. Inventors and explorers rub shoulders with political leaders, sports stars, and entertainers. From Marco Polo to Marie Curie via Pele, this top 100 comes from all over the world, taking in all types of people. Packed with engaging graphics and plenty of unusual facts, each profile describes the major influences and tells true stories about the movers and shakers from our history. Y...

Making Globalization Work : The Next Steps to Global Justice...

From Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz, "Making Globalization Work" gives real, concrete ways to deal with third world debt, make trade fair and tackle global warming. In "Globalization and its Discontents" Joseph Stiglitz changed the views of the public and world leaders alike by showing why globalization doesn't work for the world's poor. In this bold, ambitious follow-up, Stiglitz shows how powerful organizations such as the UN, the IMF and the World Bank can be made to consider everyone's ...

Justice League 3001 (Volume 2) - Keith Giffen

The war is over. The world is overrun. And the good guys lost. The legions of Lady Styx have overwhelmed galaxy after galaxy, destroying their defenders and converting their people to her sinister creed. Even the Justice League, the future’s greatest super-team, has fallen before her wrath. But amid the carnage, there are survivors who still stand against the darkness—and newcomers ready to take up the mantle of the slain. From the ashes, a new Justice League will arise! But for how long...

Sword Of Justice - Leif G W Persson

When gangster lawyer Thomas Eriksson, renowned defender of the guilty, is found brutally murdered in his own home the police face a rare problem. Finding a suspect isn't difficult, but narrowing down the long list of people who wanted Eriksson dead might be... High on the list is the celebrated Detective Superintendent Evert Backstrom, in charge of the investigation. Unfortunately for him a high profile case really gets in the way of his routine, namely avoiding the office, keeping work to a mi...

Why We Took the Car - Wolfgang Herrndorf

Mike doesn\'t get why people think he\'s boring. Sure, he doesn\'t have many friends. (OK, zero friends.) And everyone laughs at him when he reads his essays out loud in class. And he\'s never invited to parties. But one day Tschick, the odd new boy at school, shows up at Mike\'s house out of the blue. He dares him to go on a road trip with him. No parents, no map, no destination. Will they get hopelessly lost in the middle of nowhere? Probably. Will they meet crazy people and get into s...

OXFORD BOOKWORMS LIBRARY New Edition 3 JUSTICE - VICARY, T.

Popis edice: London: November. Terrorists blow up the Queen's coach outside Parliament. The Queen escapes, but five people are killed, and forty others badly hurt - ordinary, innocent people, like Alan Cole, the Queen's coachman, who loses his leg in the

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings : Give The People What They Want CD

; Seznam skladeb:; ; 1. Retreat!; 2. Stranger to My Happiness; 3. We Get Along; 4. You'll Be Lonely; 5. Now I See; 6. Making Up and Breaking Up (And Making Up and Breaking Up Over Again); 7. Get Up and Get

The Way We Live: With the Things We Love - Stafford Cliff, Gilles de Chabaneix

New in the bestselling Way We Live series is this visually thrilling exploration of the way people around the world live with the things they love. Divided into seven main sections, the book showcases Gilles de Chabaneixs eagle-eye for a good idea or intriguing detail, offering an international tour of how people frame, hang and place objects, as well showing the best ways of combining and balancing them, and displaying them with wit or irony. Every opportunity to make cross cultural comparison...

People\'s History of Scotland - Chris Bambery

A People\'s History of Scotland looks beyond the kings and queens, the battles and bloody defeats of the past. It captures the history that matters today, stories of freedom fighters, suffragettes, the workers of Red Clydeside, and the hardship and protest of the treacherous Thatcher era. With riveting storytelling, Chris Bambery recounts the struggles for nationhood. He charts the lives of Scots who changed the world, as well as those who fought for the cause of ordinary people a...

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change ...

In "The Power of Habit", award-winning "New York Times" business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation. Along the way we learn why some people and companies struggle to change, despite...

We Are the New Bohemians - Adam Daniel Mezei

Long called the Golden City, modern-day Prague stands as a shining jewel of Central and Eastern Europe. A link between post-Communist East and capitalist West, Prague is a city sitting on the cusp of regression and progress. This tension is mirrored in its people, those who cling to their past with the bitter vigor of a shot of Becherovka, and those whose hearts hold onto the hope of a better future.

Why We Work - Barry Schwartz

Part of the TED series: Why We Work Why do we work? The question seems so simple. But Professor Barry Schwartz proves that the answer is surprising, complex and urgent. We\'ve long been taught that the reason we work is primarily for a paycheck. In fact, we\'ve shaped much of the infrastructure of our society to accommodate this belief. Then why are so many people dissatisfied with their work, despite healthy compensation? And why do so many people find immense fulfillment and satisfacti...

All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast,...

All the Light We Cannot See - Doerr, A.

A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II, from the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr When Marie Laure goes blind, aged six, her father builds her a model of their Paris neighborhood, so she can memorize it with her fingers and then navigate the real streets. But when the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Br...

Wilful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious - Heffernan, M.

In the 2006 case of the US Government vs Enron, the presiding judge instructed the jurors to take account of the concept of wilful blindness as they reached their verdict about whether the chief executives of the disgraced energy corporation were guilty. It was not enough for the defendants to say that they did not know what was going on; that they had not seen anything. If they failed to observe the corruption which was unfolding before their very eyes, not knowing was no defence. The guilty v...

Today We Die a Little! - Richard Askwith

"We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to enjoy something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon." Emil Zatopek For a decade after the Second World War, Emil Zatopek the Czech locomotive redefined the sport of distance running, pushing back the frontiers of what was considered possible. He won five Olympic medals, set eighteen world records, and went undefeated in the 10,000-metre race for six years. His dominance has never been e...

Every Thing We Touch - Paula Zuccotti

What\'s the first thing we touch when we wake up? How do our favourite things reveal our hopes and fears? Can objects tell the story of our lives? Imagine how your day would look if you recorded everything that you touched. From smartphone to soap, from spice to spoon... what if they were all brought together in one place? Would they tell a bigger story? Driven by this idea, Paula Zuccotti travelled around the world to find people from an incredible array of ages, cultures, professions ...

We Need New Names - Bulawayo, N.

This is shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013. It is the US National Book Award 5 Under 35. It is the winner of the Etisalat Prize 2014. 'To play the country-game, we have to choose a country. Everybody wants to be the USA and Britain and Canada and Australia and Switzerland and them. Nobody wants to be rags of countries like Congo, like Somalia, like Iraq, like Sudan, like Haiti and not even this one we live in - who wants to be a terrible place of hunger and things falling apart?' Darling...

We Need New Names - NoViolet Bulawayo

To play the country-game, we have to choose a country. Everybody wants to be the USA and Britain and Canada and Australia and Switzerland and them. Nobody wants to be rags of countries like Congo, like Somalia, like Iraq, like Sudan, like Haiti and not even this one we live in – who wants to be a terrible place of hunger and things falling apart? Darling and her friends live in a shanty called Paradise, which of course is no such thing. It isn’t all bad, though. There’s mischief and adve...

We Never Asked for Wings - Vanessa Diffenbaugh

How far would you go for your children? Would you lie for them? Flee with them? Let someone else mother them if you thought they would do a better job? As a single parent, Letty does everything for her two children - apart from raise them. Being a mother terrifies her more than she can admit, and so she\'s always let her mother take that role. When Maria Elena ups and leaves, however, Letty has to confront her fears and become the parent she doesn\'t think she can be. Even as she tries to give ...

How Should We Live? - Kekes, John

What is your highest ideal? What code do you live by? We all know that these differ from person to person. Nonetheless philosophers have long sought a single, overriding ideal that should guide everyone, always, everywhere, and after centuries of debate we're no closer to an answer. In How Should We Live?, John Kekes offers a refreshing alternative, one in which we eschew absolute ideals and instead consider our lives as they really are. Kekes argues that ideal theories are abstractions from th...

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don\'t Do - Amy Morin

From Amy Morin, author of "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don\'t Do", the article that went viral and garnered million views in two weeks, comes the ultimate how-to guide to overcome the obstacles getting in the way of a fabulous, more fulfilling and happier life. Morin knows that of which she speaks. At just 26, while working as a Psychologist and therapist, Morin\'s husband died suddenly. Inwardly reeling, she realised what pitfalls she didn\'t want to succumb to: self-pity, a sense ...

The Way We Live: With Colour - Stafford Cliff, Gilles de Chabaneix

This popular book in the bestselling Way We Live series a visually thrilling exploration of the way people around the world live with colour is now available in an elegant compact edition. Divided into five main sections, the book showcases Gilles de Chabaneix\'s eye for the telling use of colour in interiors in a multitude of places and cultures, from startling coastal blues to the subtle monochromes of minimalist urban styles, from the sumptuous and grand reds and purples of palatial d...

All The Light We Cannot See - (výjde v květnu) - Anthony Doe...

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II, from the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr. When Marie Laure goes blind, aged six, her father builds her a model of their Paris neighborhood, so she can memorize it with her fingers and then navigate the real streets. But when the Germans o...

Global Inequality - Branko Milanovic

One of the world s leading economists of inequality, Branko Milanovic presents a bold new account of the dynamics that drive inequality on a global scale. Drawing on vast data sets and cutting-edge research, he explains the benign and malign forces that make inequality rise and fall within and among nations. He also reveals who has been helped the most by globalization, who has been held back, and what policies might tilt the balance toward economic justice. Global Inequality takes us ba...

The Righteous Mind - Jonathan Haidt

Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. In The Righteous Mind, psychologist Jonathan Haidt answers some of the most compelling questions about human relationships: Why can it sometimes feel as though half the population is living in a different moral universe? Why do ideas such as \'fairness\' and \'freedom\' mean such different things to different people? Why is it so hard to see things from another viewpoint? Why do we come to blows over politics and religion? Jonathan ...

We Are Not Such Things - Justine van der Leun

A Making a Murderer set in South Africa - a gripping true-crime story of murder and the justice system in the shadow of apartheid. In 1993, in the final, fiery days of apartheid, a 26-year-old white American activist called Amy Biehl was murdered by a group of young black men in a township near Cape Town. Four men were tried and convicted of the murder and sentenced to eighteen years in prison. A few years later they had been freed. Two of the men were subsequently employed by Amy’s pare...

We are All Made of Molecules - Susin Nielsen

Meet Stewart. He\'s geeky, gifted and sees things a bit differently to most people. His mum has died and he misses her all the more now he and Dad have moved in with Ashley and her mum. Meet Ashley. She\'s popular, cool and sees things very differently to her new family. Her dad has come out and moved out - but not far enough. And now she has to live with a freakazoid step-brother. Stewart can\'t quite fit in at his new school, and Ashley can\'t quite get used to her totally awkward home, which...

What is English? : and Why Should We Care? - Machan, T.

What is English? Can we be as certain as we usually are when we say something is not English? To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them. Finding an account that fits the constantly changing varieties of E...

A Tribe Called Quest : We got It From Here ... Thank You 4 Your Service CD

; 6.album (2016); ; 1. The Space Program; 2. We The People....; 3. Whateva Will Be; 4. Solid Wall of Sound; 5. Dis Generation; 6. Kids...; 7. Melatonin; 8. Enough!!; 9. Mobius; 10. Black

Shoot to Kill: Why We Hunt Book with Online Access code - Ka...

People hunt for food, but they also hunt for other reasons. This reader explores the different types and purposes of hunting, uncovering the wide variety of attitudes and perspectives surrounding this age-old practice.

Big Data - A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Wor...

A New York Times bestseller. Longlisted for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Since Aristotle, we have fought to understand the causes behind everything. But this ideology is fading. In the age of big data, we can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information, providing us with invaluable insights about the what rather than the why. We're just starting to reap the benefits: tracking vital signs to foresee deadly infections, predicting building fires, anticipa...

The Attack of the Unexpected - Magnus Lindkvist

Everything in life is, in a sense, unexpected. From the people you meet to the events you experience. But sometimes the unexpected attacks. It eats at you and fundamentally changes where you are and where you are going. September 11, the credit crunch, and the rise of the World Wide Web are recent examples of agenda changing megaevents that we were forced to react to in some way or another. This book, by one of the world s leading trendspotters, is designed to help you understand the nature of...

The Economist: Megachange : The World in 2050 - The Economis...

In 2050 there will be 9.3 billion people alive - compared with 7 billion today - and the number will still be rising. The population aged over sixty-five will have more than doubled, to more than 16 per cent; China's GDP will be 80 per cent more than America's; and the number of cars on India's roads will have increased by 3,880 per cent. And, in 2050 it should be clear whether we are alone in the universe. What other megachanges can we expect - and what will their impact be? This comprehensive...

The Shock of the Old - David Edgerton

The first proper global account of the place of technology in twentieth century history, this brilliant, thought-provoking book will radically revise our understanding of the relationship between technology and society. This first ever history of technology casts aside the usual stories of inventions and focuses instead on what people actually use. It reassesses the relationship of technology and society, using unrecognised examples such as Spanish synthetic petrol, Japanese rickshaws, A...

The Shock of the Fall - Nathan Filer

A Book People Debut Fiction Choice that went on to win the 2013 Costa First Novel Award and also the overall title of Costa Book of the Year 2013, The Shock of the Fall is a brave and ambitious portrait of one man\'s descent into mental illness we\'ve supported since its initial release in hardback. Author Nathan Filer is a registered mental health nurse and a performance poet, meaning he can offer a startling and unique insight into the illness and complement this narrative wit...