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Organic Seed Production and Saving

by Bryan Connolly

Part of the NOFA guides. Includes information on:-Strengths and limitations of hybrid varieties-Before you grow the seed (selecting varieties, saving seed and improving crops, intellectual property rights)-Growing seed (pollination biology, harvesting, cleaning, storage, germination testing)-Details on individual crops (amaranth, crucifers, beets and chard, lettuce, cucurbits, corn and small grains, nightshades, root veggies)Plus detailed appendices including more ino on seed cleaning, seed companies, and more.

Reliability Issues for DoD Systems: REPORT OF A WORKSHOP

by Committee on National Statistics

A report on Reliability Issues for DoD Systems

Reducing the Logistics Burden for the Army After Next: Doing More with Less

by National Research Council

Information on Reducing the Logistics Burden for the Army After Next

Reducing Construction Costs: Uses Of Best Dispute Resolution Practices By Project Owners: Proceedings Report

by Federal Facilities Council

The National Academies Press (NAP)--publisher for the National Academies--publishes more than 200 books a year offering the most authoritative views, definitive information, and groundbreaking recommendations on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health. Our books are unique in that they are authored by the nation's leading experts in every scientific field.

The Lifecycle Investor

by Ian Ayres Barry Nalebuff

Diversification provides a well-known way of getting something close to a free lunch: by spreading money across different kinds of investments, investors can earn the same return with lower risk (or a much higher return for the same amount of risk). This strategy, introduced nearly fifty years ago, led to such strategies as index funds. What if we were all missing out on another free lunch that's right under our noses? In Lifecycle Investing, Barry Nalebuff and Ian Ayres-two of the most innovative thinkers in business, law, and economics-have developed tools that will allow nearly any investor to diversify their portfolios over time. By using leveraging when young-a controversial idea that sparked hate mail when the authors first floated it in the pages of Forbes-investors of all stripes, from those just starting to plan to those getting ready to retire, can substantially reduce overall risk while improving their returns. In Lifecycle Investing, readers will learn How to figure out the level of exposure and leverage that's right for you How the Lifecycle Investing strategy would have performed in the historical market Why it will work even if everyone does it When not to adopt the Lifecycle Investing strategy Clearly written and backed by rigorous research, Lifecycle Investing presents a simple but radical idea that will shake up how we think about retirement investing even as it provides a healthier nest egg in a nicely feathered nest.

A Kingdom Strange

by James Horn

In 1587, John White and 117 men, women, and children landed off the coast of North Carolina on Roanoke Island, hoping to carve a colony from fearsome wilderness. A mere month later, facing quickly diminishing supplies and a fierce native population, White sailed back to England in desperation. He persuaded the wealthy Sir Walter Raleigh, the expedition's sponsor, to rescue the imperiled colonists, but by the time White returned with aid the colonists of Roanoke were nowhere to be found. He never saw his friends or family again. In this gripping account based on new archival material, colonial historian James Horn tells for the first time the complete story of what happened to the Roanoke colonists and their descendants. A compellingly original examination of one of the great unsolved mysteries of American history, A Kingdom Strange will be essential reading for anyone interested in our national origins.

Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment: The Greater Houston Metropolitan Area: Workshop Summary

by Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

A summary on Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment: The Greater Houston Metropolitan Area

Radiation and the International Space Station: Recommendations to Reduce Risk

by Committee on Solar Space Physics

A risk report on Radiation and the International Space Station

Ideas That Matter

by A. C. Grayling

Grayling (philosophy, Birkbeck College, (UK) provides what he describes his "personal dictionary" of historical and modern ideas that influence our understanding of the world as it is in the 21st century. He addresses specific topics such as theories and principles, as well as general subjects in politics, society, philosophy, religion, and science. The author's frequently opinionated observations and his writing style will interest a variety of readers who otherwise might pass on a book about such a diverse range of topics. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

The Power of Pull

by Iii Hagel John Seely Brown

In a radical break with the past, information now flows like water, and we must learn how to tap into its stream. Individuals and companies can no longer rely on the stocks of knowledge that they've carefully built up and stored away. Information now flows like water, and we must learn how to tap into the stream. But many of us remain stuck in old practices-practices that could undermine us as we search for success and meaning. In this revolutionary book, three doyens of the Internet age, whose path-breaking work has made headlines around the world, reveal the adjustments we must make if we take these changes seriously. In a world of increasing risk and opportunity, we must understand the importance of pull. Understood and used properly, the power of pull can draw out the best in people and institutions by connecting them in ways that increase understanding and effectiveness. Pull can turn uncertainty into opportunity, and enable small moves to achieve outsized impact. Drawing on pioneering research, The Power of Pull shows how to apply its principles to unlock the hidden potential of individuals and organizations, and how to use it as a force for social change and the development of creative talent. The authors explore how to use the power of pull to: Access new sources of information Attract likeminded individuals from around the world Shape serendipity to increase the likelihood of positive chance encounters Form creation spaces to drive you and your colleagues to new heights Transform your organization to adapt to the flow of knowledge The Power of Pull is essential reading for entrepreneurs, managers, and anybody interested in understanding and harnessing the shifting forces of our networked world.

Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow

by Jacqueline Jones

The forces that shaped the institution of slavery in the American South endured, albeit in altered form, long after slavery was abolished. Toiling in sweltering Virginia tobacco factories or in the kitchens of white families in Chicago, black women felt a stultifying combination of racial discrimination and sexual prejudice. And yet, in their efforts to sustain family ties, they shared a common purpose with wives and mothers of all classes. InLabor of Love, Labor of Sorrow, historian Jacqueline Jones offers a powerful account of the changing role of black women, lending a voice to an unsung struggle from the depths of slavery to the ongoing fight for civil rights.

MOTION, CONTROL, AND GEOMETRY: Proceedings of a Symposium

by Board on Mathematical Sciences

Proceedings of a Symposium on Motion, Control, and Geometry

Microgravity Research In Support Of Technologies For The Human Exploration And Development Of Space And Planetary Bodies

by National Research Council

Information on Microgravity Research In Support Of Technologies For The Human Exploration And Development Of Space And Planetary Bodies

Thieves in the Temple

by G. Jeffrey Macdonald

What has become of the Christian Church? Once devoted to molding Americans into better people, in recent years the Christian Church has gotten a corporate makeover. In a desperate attempt to bolster membership rolls, ministers have begun to treat their churches more like companies, and their congregations more like customers. As a minister in a small church and as a national religion reporter, journalist G. Jeffrey MacDonald witnessed firsthand this lapse into consumerism. He realized that in an effort to cast a wide net for souls churches have sacrificed their authority to transform Americans' self-serving impulses for the better. In the headlong rush to operate more like businesses, churches are sacrificing their moral authority, perhaps permanently. The result is a crisis for the American conscience. MacDonald's incisive critique of today's movement away from true religion shows how desperately America needs a new religious reformation.

Conspirator

by Helen Rappaport

The father of Communist Russia, Vladimir Ilych Lenin now seems to have emerged fully formed in the turbulent wake ofWorldWar I and the Russian Revolution. But Lenin's character was in fact forged much earlier, over the course of years spent in exile, constantly on the move, and in disguise. InConspirator, Russian historian Helen Rappaport narrates the compelling story of Lenin's life and political activities in the years leading up to the revolution. As he scuttled between the glittering capital cities of Europe-from London and Munich to Vienna and Prague-Lenin found support among fellow émigrés and revolutionaries in the underground movement. He came to lead a ring of conspirators, many of whom would give their lives in service to his schemes. A riveting account of Lenin's little-known early life,Conspiratortracks in gripping detail the formation of one of the great revolutionaries of the twentieth century.

Microbial and Phenotypic Definition of Rats and Mice: Proceedings of the 1998 US/Japan Conference

by National Research Council

A report on the Microbial and Phenotypic Definition of Rats and Mice

The Emperor's New Drugs

by Irving Kirsch

Do antidepressants work? Of course-everyone knows it. Like his colleagues, Irving Kirsch, a researcher and clinical psychologist, for years referred patients to psychiatrists to have their depression treated with drugs before deciding to investigate for himself just how effective the drugs actually were. Over the course of the past fifteen years, however, Kirsch's research-a thorough analysis of decades of Food and Drug Administration data-has demonstrated that what everyone knew about antidepressants was wrong. Instead of treating depression with drugs, we've been treating it with suggestion. The Emperor's New Drugsmakes an overwhelming case that what had seemed a cornerstone of psychiatric treatment is little more than a faulty consensus. But Kirsch does more than just criticize: he offers a path society can follow so that we stop popping pills and start proper treatment for depression.

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