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The Growth Report: Strategies for Sustained Growth and Inclusive Development

by Commission On Growth an Development

Why have only 13 developing world economies achieved sustained, high growth since World War II? Why is engagement with the global economy necessary to achieve high growth? Why do some countries' growth strategies fail to win the public's confidence? Why are equity and equality of opportunity important components of successful growth strategies? Why do many countries, blessed with natural resource wealth, not achieve high growth? Why has no country ever sustained rapid growth without high rates of public investment? Why does it not always pay to devalue the exchange rate? When does it? Why is childhood nutrition so important to economic growth? Why do some economies lose momentum when others keep on growing? Why has no country ever sustained long-term growth without urbanizing? Why should there be an end to energy subsidies? Why do global warming and the rising prices of food, energy and minerals pose challenges to potential future growth in developing countries? Why does the aging of the world population matter for developing countries growth and employment prospects? 'The Growth Report' does not have all the answers, but it does identify some of the key insights and policy levers to help countries achieve high, sustainable and inclusive growth. The result of two years work by 19 experienced policymakers and two Nobel prize-winning economists, 'The Growth Report' is the most complete analysis to date of the ingredients which, if used in the right country-specific recipe, can deliver growth and help lift populations out of poverty. About the Commission on Growth and Development Launched in April 2006, the Commission on Growth and Development brings together twenty-one leading practitioners from government, business, and the policymaking arenas, mostly from the developing world. The Commission is chaired by Nobel Laureate Michael Spence, former Dean of the Stanford Graduate Business School, and Danny Leipziger, Vice-President, World Bank, is the Commission's Vice-Chair. Over a period of two years the Commission sought to gather the best understanding there is about the policies and strategies that underlie rapid and sustained economic growth and poverty reduction. The Commission's audience is the leaders of developing countries. The Commission is supported by the Governments of Australia, Sweden, the Netherlands, and United Kingdom, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the World Bank.

Growth Through Adversity (Coming Out the Other Side of Trauma, Illness and Loss)

by Robert Grant

This manual does not advocate a particular technique or therapeutic approach to trauma-resolution but rather examines the foundational structures that ground and situate material that individuals are forced to confront in their attempts to heal. Awareness and acceptance of these issues enable traumatized individuals to orient and eventually work through the implications of their traumatic experience whether this work is done alone or in conjunction with others.

Growth, Trade, and Systemic Leadership

by Rafael Reuveny William R. Thompson

Using a "lead economy" approach, Reuveny and Thompson link question about the global trade system to debates about hegemonic stability and the balance of power in world politics. By focusing on economic growth, protectionism, and trade, they surpass hegemonic stability interpretations of international politics to explain not only how hegemons maintain political order, but also the source of hegemonic/systemic leadership, the rise and decline of leadership over time, and the role of system leaders in generating worldwide economic growth and international political economic order. Rafael Reuveny is Associate Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. William R. Thompson is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University.

Growth, Volume 1: Econometric General Equilibrium Modeling

by Dale W. Jorgenson

Volume 1: Econometric General Equilibrium Modeling presents an econometric approach to general equilibrium modeling of the impact of economic policies.

The Grub-and-Stakers Quilt a Bee

by Charlotte Macleod

Before Lobelia Falls can have a museum, the curator's killer must be caughtThe Grub-and-Stakers gardening club has traditionally limited its activities to serving tea and gossiping about wildflowers, but when water department supervisor John Architrave is found murdered in the woods, club member Dittany Henbit turns to solving mysteries. After Architrave's will reveals that he bequeathed his ramshackle old house to the Grub-and-Stakers, with instructions for it to be turned into a museum, Dittany resigns herself to weeks of cleaning out the mansion and sorting through donated town "artifacts." The task turns interesting, however, the minute bodies start falling from the sky. The new curator is airing out the house's attic when he takes his tumble off the roof. So unlikely is it that he would fall out the tiny attic window, that Dittany has no choice but to attempt to add one captured killer to the young museum's permanent collection.

The Grub-and-Stakers Spin a Yarn

by Alisa Craig

A ruthless robber knits a deadly pattern of deception and murder.

Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen

by Anna Lappe Bryant Terry

In the past few years, organic food has moved out of the patchouli-scented aisles of hippie food co-ops and into three-quarters of conventional grocery stores. Concurrent with this growth has been increased consumer awareness of the social and health-related issues around organic eating, independent farming, and food production. Combining a straight-to-the-point exposé about organic foods (organic doesn't mean fresh, natural, or independently produced) and the how-to's of creating an affordable, easy-touse organic kitchen, Grub brings organics home to urban dwellers. It gives the reader compelling arguments for buying organic food, revealing the pesticide industry's influence on government regulation and the extent of its pollution in our waterways and bodies. With an inviting recipe section, Grub also offers the millions of people who buy organics fresh ideas and easy ways to cook with them. Grub's recipes, twenty-four meals oriented around the seasons, appeal to eighteen- to forty-year-olds who are looking for fun and simple meals. In addition, the book features resource lists (including music playlists to cook by), unusual and illuminating graphics, and every variety of do-it yourself tip sheets, charts, and checklists.

The Grub Street Dictionary of International Aircraft Nicknames, Variants and Colloquial Terms

by John Horton

A dictionary which provides the international aircraft nicknames, colloquial terms, etc...

Gruber's Complete GRE Guide 2015

by Gary R. Gruber

With more than 17,000 copies sold, Gruber's GRE Guide provides an edge in graduate school preparation The GRE can be a daunting prospect, even for the most successful college student. Gruber's Complete GRE Guide offers potential graduate students the resources and methods needed to improve their GRE test scores so they can pursue their post-graduate program of choice. Gruber's exclusive GRE-style quiz offers students immediate feedback and a focused study plan. Each explanatory answer is linked directly to a Gruber strategy or basic skill, guiding them to the knowledge they need. With Gruber's test-taking tips, practice problems, and the famous Gruber Method of strategies, any student can find the path to GRE success.

Grudgebearer

by J. F. Lewis

Kholster is the first born of the practically immortal Aern, a race created by the Eldrennai as warrior-slaves to defend them from the magic-resistant reptilian Zaur. Unable to break an oath without breaking their connection with each other, the Aern served the Eldrennai faithfully for thousands of years until the Sundering. Now, the Aern, Vael, and Eldrennai meet every hundred years for a Grand Conjunction to renew their tenuous peace. While the tortures of slavery remain fresh in Kholster's mind, most of the rest of the world has moved on. Almost six hundred years after the Sundering, an Eldrennai prince carelessly breaks the truce by setting up a surprise museum exhibit containing sentient suits of Aernese armor left behind, never to be touched, lest Kholster kill every last Eldrennai. Through their still-existing connection with their ancient armor, the Aern know instantly, and Kholster must find a way to keep his oaths, even those made in haste and anger. While Kholster travels to the Grand Conjunction with his Freeborn daughter and chosen successor Rae'en, his troops travel by sea, heading for war.

Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty

by Austin Sarat

"How enviable a quiet death by lethal injection," wrote Justice Scalia, in a concurring opinion that denied review of a Texas death penalty case. But is it quiet? Renewed and vigorous debate over the death penalty has erupted as DNA testing has proven that many on death row are in fact innocent. In this debate, however, the guilty have been forgotten. In his new book, Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty, renowned legal scholar Austin Sarat describes just how unquiet death by execution can be. If we assume a death row prisoner is guilty, how can we be sure that we are fulfilling the Supreme Court's mandate to ensure that his execution is "the mere extinguishment of life" and not a cruel and unusual punishment? Gruesome Spectacles is a history of botched, mismanaged, and painful executions in the U. S. from 1890#150;2010. Using new research, Sarat traces the evolution of methods of execution that were employed during this time, and were meant to improve on the methods that went before, from hanging or firing squad to electrocution to gas and lethal injection. Even though each of these technologies was developed to "perfect" state killing by decreasing the chance of a cruel death, an estimated three percent of all American executions went awry in one way or another. Sarat recounts the gripping and truly gruesome stories of some of these deaths#151;stories obscured by history and to some extent, the popular press.

Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty

by Austin Sarat

"How enviable a quiet death by lethal injection," wrote Justice Scalia, in a concurring opinion that denied review of a Texas death penalty case. But is it quiet? Renewed and vigorous debate over the death penalty has erupted as DNA testing has proven that many on death row are in fact innocent. In this debate, however, the guilty have been forgotten. In his new book, Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty, renowned legal scholar Austin Sarat describes just how unquiet death by execution can be. If we assume a death row prisoner is guilty, how can we be sure that we are fulfilling the Supreme Court's mandate to ensure that his execution is "the mere extinguishment of life" and not a cruel and unusual punishment? Gruesome Spectacles is a history of botched, mismanaged, and painful executions in the U. S. from 1890#150;2010. Using new research, Sarat traces the evolution of methods of execution that were employed during this time, and were meant to improve on the methods that went before, from hanging or firing squad to electrocution to gas and lethal injection. Even though each of these technologies was developed to "perfect" state killing by decreasing the chance of a cruel death, an estimated three percent of all American executions went awry in one way or another. Sarat recounts the gripping and truly gruesome stories of some of these deaths#151;stories obscured by history and to some extent, the popular press.

The Gruffalo

by Julia Donaldson

A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark wood when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. Mouse outwits them by talking about his friend, the gruffalo, a creature with terrible claws, and terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, and knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose. Of course, there's no such thing as a gruffalo... or is there?

The Gruffalo's Child

by Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child ignores her father's warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist... does he? Sequel to the classic children's book The Gruffalo, which is also available from Bookshare.

Grumpy Bird

by Jeremy Tankard

One morning, Bird wakes up feeling too grumpy to eat or play--too grumpy even to fly. Fortunately, his animal friends know how to help Bird shake his bad mood. This refreshingly original picture book is sure to help kids giggle away their bad moods, too! "The best thing about it is the comic perfection of Bird's face as he marches along in a fury." - The Wall Street Journal. "Whimsical and funny...keep this energetic picture book in mind for wee storytime members." - Kirkus Reviews

Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book

by Grumpy Cat

Internet sensation Grumpy Cat's epic feline frown has inspired legions of devoted fans. Celebrating the grouch in everyone, the Grumpy Cat book teaches the fine art of grumpiness and includes enough bad attitude to cast a dark cloud over the whole world. Featuring brand new as well as classic photos, and including grump-inspiring activities and games, Grumpy Cat delivers unmatched, hilarious grumpiness that puts any bad mood in perspective.<P><P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.

Grumpy Cat: No-It-All: Everything You Need to No

by Grumpy Cat

Grumpy Cat is back with a mission: Teach the world to "NO" everything. She's collected all her least favorite things and can't wait to tell everyone what to think about them. Grumpy Cat: No-It-All is packed with feel-good topics just begging for a cranky makeover: kittens, rainbows, smiles, birthday parties, cuddles, and more. Anyone who takes delight in sometimes seeing the glass half empty will love the hilarious new photos and commentary from the official mascot of misery. Where others say "aww!," Grumpy Cat teaches us to say "ugh." Nothing sweet is safe from this famous frown.<P><P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these. This specific book does have image descriptions on the images. If you have accessible technology that can read the alt text, you will have access to that text.

Grumpy Pumpkins (Pee Wee Scouts #5)

by Judy Delton

[from the back cover] "Halloween is here. Parties, costumes, pumpkins. The Pee Wee Scouts listen to Mrs. Peters, their troop leader, tell them all about the holiday plans. First, a trip to Mr. Riley's pumpkin farm. Next, carving the pumpkins with a safe tool. Then, the big Halloween party! Molly Duff is so excited about the fun and the food and the games that the Pee Wees will play. She even plans her own special good deed. But when Mrs. Peters tells the Pee Wees where the Halloween party will be, Molly almost cries. Oh, no! Not there. Bad news for Molly means grumpy pumpkins everywhere." Celebrate all of the holidays with the Pee Wee Scouts and find out about their projects, mix-ups and adventures. Bookshare has all of the beginning chapter books in this fun series including: #1 Cookies and Crutches, #2 Camp Ghost-Away, #3 Lucky Dog Days, #4 Blue Skies, French Fries, #6 Peanut-Butter Pilgrims, #7 A Pee Wee Christmas, #8 That Mushy Stuff, #9 Spring Sprouts, #10 The Pooped Troop, #11 The Pee Wee Jubilee, #12 Bad, Bad, Bunnies, #13 Rosy Noses, Frozen Toes, #14 Sonny's Secret, #15 Sky Babies, #16 Trash Bash, #17 Pee Wees On Parade, #18 Lights, Action, Land-ho!, #19 Piles of Pets, #20 Fishy Wishes, #21 Pee Wees On Skis, #22 Greedy Groundhogs, #23 All Dads on Deck, #24 Tricks and Treats, #25 Pee Wees on First, #26 Super Duper Pee Wees, #27 Teeny Weeny Zucchinis, #28 Eggs With Legs, # 29 Pee Wee Pool Party, #30 Bookworm Buddies, #31 Moans, Groans and Dinosaur Bones, and #33 Halloween Helpers, and there are more coming!

Grunge: Seattle

by Justin Henderson

Chronicling the intertwined lives of members of core grunge bands, Justin Henderson reveals the origins and inspirations of the grunge music movement. Illustrating the dramatic and emotional tensions that arose between the various players, he describes the collisions between personalities and egos, artists and corporations, suburbs and cities, obscurity and fame. The book is also a unique guide to the key locations in the grunge story, exploring the cafes, apartments, and studios where members of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, and Alice in Chains practiced and played. A new chapter explores the continuing influence of Grunge on music today.

Grunge Seattle

by Justin Henderson

Detailing the intertwined lives of members of core grunge bands, this thoroughly researched account reveals the origins and inspirations of the grunge music movement. Illustrating the dramatic and emotional tensions that arose between the various players, it describes the collisions between personalities and egos, artists and corporations, suburbs and cities, obscurity and fame. It is also a unique guide to the key locations in the grunge story, exploring the cafes, apartments, and studios where members of bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, and Alice in Chains practiced and played.

Grunt Cookbook

by Jurie-Jan Botha

This book will be useful to anyone who wishes to build anything from a static website to a more modern web application. Some basic JavaScript experience is preferable and some rudimentary knowledge of the Node.js platform could also come in handy.

Grunts

by Mary Gentle

What is an orc? An orc is an 18 stone fighting machine, made of muscle, hide, talon and tusk, with a villainous disposition and a mean sense of humour. And, of course, an orc is a poor dumb grunt - the much abused foot soldier of the Evil Horde of Darkness. The usual last battle of Good against Evil is about to begin. Orc Captain Ashnak and his war-band know exactly what they can expect. The forces of Light are outnumbered, full of headstrong heroes devoid of tactics - but the Light's still going to win. Orcs - the sword fodder in the front line - will die by the thousands. Life's a bitch.

Gryphon: New and Selected Stories

by Charles Baxter

From a writer whose work reminds one of how broad and deep and shining a story can be (Alice Munro) comes a selection that gathers the best from his four earlier collections as well as seven previously uncollected stories.

Gryphon Project,The

by Carrie Mac

Phoenix envies her brother Gryphon. The daredevil and sports hero has all of his recons left: three more chances at life. But she is left with only one, and learns that her beloved brother is responsible for one of her deaths. When Gryphon himself has an accident, the governing body Chrysalis refuses to recon him, deeming his death to be a suicide. His friends' code of silence makes it difficult to find out what happened, but Phoenix is determined to unravel the mystery and save her brother.

Guacamole: Un Poema Para Cocinar / A Cooking Poem

by Jorge Argueta Margarita Sada

Guacamole originated in Mexico with the Aztecs and has long been popular in North America, especially in recent years due to the many health benefits of avocados. This version of the recipe is easy to make, calling for just avocados, limes, cilantro and salt. A little girl chef dons her apron, singing and dancing around the kitchen as she shows us what to do. Argueta's gift in seeing beauty, magic and fun in everything around him makes this book a treasure -- avocados are like green precious stones, salt falls like rain, cilantro looks like a little tree and the spoon that scoops the avocado from its skin is like an excavating tractor.

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