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Imagine living in a world where everything you do is controlled. In the distant future the United States has been split into two regions separated by a barren wasteland; this is the country of Dystopia. Here the individual is discouraged, freedom is an illusion, food is rationed, and everything you do is tracked by a chip implanted in your arm. This is Dana Ginary's world. At age seventeen, people receive their career assignments chosen for them by a government body. Forced to work at the Waste Management Plant because she was declared too individualistic, Dana finds herself surrounded by death and brutality. Knowing her days are numbered, she looks for a way to leave the plant before she, too, becomes one of its causalities. It is then she meets a man named George and soon finds herself caught up in a cat and mouse game between the resistance and the Dystopian government. Dana finds herself faced with an agonizing choice of whom she will betray and whom she will save: her friend George, her parents, or herself. The eyes are always watching.
In which Vlad Taltos confronts the Left Hand of the Jhereg...and discovers the game has more players than he thought Vlad Taltos, short-statured, short-lived human in an Empire of tall, long-lived Dragaerans, has always had to keep his wits about him. Long ago, he made a place for himself as a captain of the Jhereg, the noble house that runs the rackets in the great imperial city of Adrilankha. But love, revolution, betrayal, and revenge ensued, and for years now Vlad has been a man on the run, struggling to stay a step ahead of the Jhereg who would kill him without hesitation. Now Vlad's back in Adrilankha. The rackets he used to run are now under the control of the mysterious "Left Hand of the Jhereg"--a secretive cabal of women who report to no man. His ex-wife needs his help. His old enemies aren't sure whether they want to kill him, or talk to him and then kill him. A goddess may be playing tricks with his memory. And the Great Weapon he's carrying seems to have plans of its own... Picking up directly where "Issola" left off, "Dzur" gives us Vlad Taltos at his best--swashbuckling storytelling with a wry and gritty edge.
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Use e-mail to boost your income-today! The E-Code brings together the combined wisdom of 33 Internet marketing superstars to reveal how they make money online-using nothing but the power of e-mail. Each succinct chapter presents one moneymaking strategy or concept and offers step-by-step guidance on implementing it for maximum profits. If you have a product or service to sell, the Internet gurus in this book will show you how to sell it-no matter what it is. And even if you don't have your own original product idea, don't worry. Inside you'll find a wealth of quick and effective ideas for creating something that other people will definitely pay for. Using tactics like viral product marketing and online auctions, anyone can make extra money online-and you can too. This is not a get-rich-quick scheme; it's a make-money-quick scheme. It could be a little, or it could be a lot, but you will definitely profit when you learn how to: * Develop and sell a product online * Target your customers * Promote your product * Market to niche audiences * Create an e-marketing business plan Plus, entrepreneurs and small business owners will learn how to improve their sales through simple, proven e-marketing tactics that really work. The Internet is a powerful resource for marketing, selling, and communicating anything. So tap into it! Written by a cast of Internet all-stars and marketing powerhouses, The E-Code is a simple, easy-to-use guide to making money online, right now.
Several times a year, The Wall Street Journal publishes Special Reports about e-commerce and technology. With this segment of the economy generating billions of dollars in revenue and market capitalization, it's no wonder that this is one of the most popular features of both the print and interactive versions of the Journal. Here, in E-Commerce, is the best of these Special Reports. Here are articles that profile the challenges facing "old-economy" businesses like car manufacturers as they go online, and uncover the Internet's dirty little secret: porn, the most profitable industry on the Web. Here are explorations of the many new business models for working on the Web, from "eating your own dog food" to show customers how well your technology works, to ensuring that customer service reigns supreme even in the New Economy -- and articles that highlight how even in a digital world, things like pricing structures and the difficulties of starting a business remain constant. Here are interviews with e-commerce pioneers, like the founders of Yahoo!, as well as articles that tell the tales of those who have taken the e-commerce plunge, like Merrill Lynch CEO David H. Komansky and Curran Catalog founder Jeff Curran. And a series of stories shows "How Technology Has Changed the Way We..." do just about everything, from staying in touch to doing homework to having babies. Collected and presented here for the first time in e-book format, E-Commerce is a searchable, portable, and valuable resource from the award-winning staff of The Wall Street Journal.
E-Commerce Strategy: Text and Cases provides the fundamental literature required for graduate students and practitioners to understand electronic commerce. Each chapter provides clearly designed learning objectives and review questions to highlight the major topics and goals. This book covers many of the new innovations and technologies that have been established for e-commerce site development. Unlike similar books, topics such as e-channel adoption, factors affecting e-commerce adoption, and strategy design are reviewed in greater depth. Additionally, the book examines areas not normally covered like open source, online research, and peer-to-peer systems. E-Commerce Strategy: Text and Cases is divided into two parts. Part 1 examines the evolution of e-commerce, analyzes different sectors such as B2B and m-Commerce, and explores the challenges they face. Case studies of well known companies reinforce the concepts learned to demonstrate both successes and failures in the field. Part 2 deals with developing strategies in e-Commerce and looks at future trends including Web 2.0. Overall, the useful guidelines provided should prove valuable to students and researchers in the field.
In some ways, technology simplifies work and in other ways it makes the workplace more complex. The e-HR Advantage explores the impact of technology upon the workplace, affecting how we work, learn, and manage ourselves and others. The 21st century workplace thrives on internet-enabled connectivity, and new applications that allow human resource professionals to make the work of developing and managing the workforce faster, easier, and more effective. Doctors Deborah D. Waddill and Michael J. Marquardt join forces for this progressive and informative guide to navigating the virtual workplace. By looking at today's rapidly globalizing marketplace, Waddill and Marquardt demonstrate how understanding cultural differences is critical for both employee satisfaction and corporate success. The e-HR Advantage will allow you to be conversant with HR technology terms and related topics, and to understand the valuable contributions you can make in the selection, design, implementation, and evaluation of technology without being a technology expert.
A unique, funny, and tragically hip look at the life of the King of Rock and Roll, E Is for Elvis will make you laugh at the absurdities of his life and, at the same time, smile at the magic he brought to this world. From "J is for Jeweled Jumpsuits" to "O is for Overweight," from "G is for Graceland" to "V is for Vegas," this beautiful book captures the life of Elvis Presley like no other book ever has.
Ethiopia is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. It lies in East Africa, set in a landscape of mountains and rivers - and the Blue Nile, which flows into the River Nile, rises here in Lake Tana. Our wildlife includes giraffes, elephants, zebras, crocodiles, hyenas, lions and all kinds of beautiful birds. The country is rich in history. It has an important place in both the Christian and Muslim religions, with all kinds of colourful festivals. Thousands of people visit our ancient churches and mosques every year. Ethiopian people follow many different traditions, make music in a variety of ways and speak several different languages. We love to dance, sing and have fun, especially on public holidays! Our food is spicy and delicious. The coffee bean originated in this country, and we hold a special coffee ceremony in which the aroma of roasted coffee, the incense we burn, and the pleasure of meeting each other all make for a unique experience. E is for Ethiopia is the latest in the wide-ranging photographic World Alphabet series. The text and photographs in this book are by a group of young photographers in Ethiopia whose work is supported by the UK aid agency CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development.
Traverse through the hemlocks, ferry between the islands, or take in the scent of fresh picked apples with authors Marie and Roland Smith in E is for Evergreen: A Washington Alphabet. This children's pictorial provides a fascinating journey through our 42nd state--the only state to be named after a president. Beginning readers will enjoy the simple rhymes and vivid illustrations while older children discover many detailed facts in the sidebar expository. Washington natives and visitors alike will enjoy learning why the Peace Arch spans two countries and what role folklore tells us Paul Bunyan played. Find out what began in Spokane in 1910 and which important city was once known as Black Bear Place.
Someone is using email to sabotage Nancy's father's law firm--and Nancy's searching cyberspace to put an end to this web of greed, deception, and betrayal.
In this daring, postmodern autobiography, S. Paige Baty recounts her search for love and community on the Internet. Taking Jack Kerouac's On the Road as a point of departure, Baty describes both an actual road trip to meet the object of an e-mail romance and the cyber-search for connection that draws so many people into the matrix of the Internet. Writing in a bold, experimental style that freely mixes e-mails, poems, fragments of quotations, and puns into expository text, she convincingly links e-mail trouble with "female trouble" in the displacement of embodied love and accountable human relationships to opaque screens and alienated identities. Her book stands as a vivid feminist critique of our culture's love affair with technology and its dehumanizing effect on personal relationships.
Completely redesigned for today's young, investigative reader, True Books are an indispensable addition to any collection. Each book guides the reader through the facts that nurture their need to know. The new, dynamic True Book design features: -- an inviting and interactive page format, -- a readable and attractive typeface, -- large, bold, and brilliant full-color photographs. The True Books series takes the young reader beyond the standard, fact-filled text by adding avenues for further discovery. Each book includes a variety of sidebars, highlighting extra facts that will fascinate children. In the Important Words section, young readers will find a glossary of words that will both challenge and expand their vocabulary. Each book includes a To Find Out More section, where every curious reader can find a list of related books to read and organizations to contact. True Books also point readers to the vast electronic universe of information on the Internet. Each book will list: -- e-mail addresses to help the reader contact individuals and organizations, -- appropriate newsgroups and mailing lists, -- FTP sites to download fun and useful software.
Already climbing the bestseller lists-and garnering rave reviews-this "little masterpiece" sheds brilliant light on the equation that changed the world. Bodanis begins by devoting chapters to each of the equation's letters and symbols, introducing the science and scientists forming the backdrop to Einstein's discovery-from Ole Roemer's revelation that the speed of light could be measured to Michael Faraday's pioneering work on energy fields. Having demystified the equation, Bodanis explains its science and brings it to life historically, making clear the astonishing array of discoveries and consequences it made possible. It would prove to be a beacon throughout the twentieth century, important to Ernest Rutherford, who discovered the structure of the atom, Enrico Fermi, who probed the nucleus, and Lise Meitner, who finally understood how atoms could be split wide open. And it has come to inform our daily lives, governing everything from the atomic bomb to a television's cathode-ray tube to the carbon dating of prehistoric paintings.
There's nothing like having a best friend to share your innermost thoughts with. In each of these novels Norma Fox Mazer explores the special ties between best friends-from worrying about boys, to studying for tests, to dealing with divorced parents, to just plain growing up.
The bestselling author of phenomenally successful and continually vital The E-Myth Revisited presents the next big step in entrepreneurial management and leadership with E-Myth Mastery. A practical, real-world program that is implemented real-time into your business, Gerber begins by engaging the reader in understanding why the entrepreneur is so critical to the success of any enterprise, no matter how small or large it may be, and why the mindset of an entrepreneur is so integral to the operating reality of the organization, of the small business, and the enterprise. He then covers seven essential skills: Leadership Marketing Money Management Lead Conversion Lead Generation Client Fulfilment Each of these seven skills is presented through a specific training module with corresponding tests and exercises that explain the content and principles to be learned, provide case studies and examples, as well as worksheets for applying those ideas to the business. Gerber ties it all together by helping readers put the pieces together in an E-Myth Business, an E-Myth Practice and an E-Myth Enterprise. This is the book that will show you the difference between being an entrepreneur versus doing a job, how to get money when the bank won't give it to you, how to expand your customer base when big business moves in down the street, how to develop the best people when you can't afford to pay them competitive wages, how to increase the predictability of what your business is able to promise, and then how to keep that promise, every single time, no matter where you are or what you're doing. Mastery is a business development program that helps you turn your company into a world-class operation...into a turn-key money machine!
An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business. Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business--from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed--and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.
In this first new and totally revised edition of the 150,000-copy underground bestseller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed. He then shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business whether or not it is a franchise. Finally, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in. your business. After you have read The E-Myth Revisited, you will truly be able to grow your business in a predictable and productive way.
Reviewers have characterized Paul Naour's A Dialogue Between Sociobiology and Radical Behaviorism, which includes brief introductions by E.O. Wilson and B.F. Skinner's elder daughter, Julie Vargus, as an idea book. The work will undoubtedly have a significant academic market and provide students and scholars in biology, ethology, psychology, anthropology, sociology and economics a strong foundation in twentieth century history and systems. Praise for A Dialogue Between Sociobiology and Radical Behaviorism: - E.O. Wilson says of the book: ". . . excellent, an outstanding addition to the history of ideas. It will put Fred Skinner back in the pantheon and, providing context, serve as an excellent introduction to the content and central truths in radical behaviorism. Needless to say, I'm also grateful to have my work following Sociobiology given proper attention." -David Sloan Wilson, author of Darwin's Cathedral writes: "E.O. Wilson and B.F. Skinner agreed that the human capacity for change is both a product of genetic evolution and an evolutionary process in its own right. Yet, the paradigms of sociobiology and radical behaviorism went in very different directions. Paul Naour's insightful analysis of a taped conversation between Wilson and Skinner goes beyond the historical significance of the conversation and helps to integrate the two paradigms for the future." -Carl Haywood writes: "The present question is whether evolution by natural selection is a useful set of concepts for the development of psychology. Naour's proposed confluence of radical behaviorism and sociobiology suggests not only that it is, but also that radical behaviorism shares with sociobiology a debt and an allegiance to Darwinism."
Each kindness makes the world a little better. Chloe and her friends won't play with the new girl, Maya. Maya is different--she wears hand-me-downs and plays with old-fashioned toys. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her gang, they reject her. Eventually, Maya plays alone, and then stops coming to school altogether. When Chloe's teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she'd shown a little kindness toward Maya. This unforgettable book is written and illustrated by the award-winning team that createdThe Other Sideand the Caldecott Honor winnerComing On Home Soon. With its powerful message and striking art, it will resonate with readers long after they've put it down.
This is a rhyming picture book for young children. The characters are familiar from nursery rhymes and other children's books. (Examples: Jack and Jill and The Three Bears.) A charming book. This file should make a fine embossed braille copy.
A daughter, a son, a secret... With time as the enemy, only love can save them. It had been three months, three weeks and four days since they'd made love... and made the baby that Robin McCord now carried. Back in New York, she could no longer avoid Jared Donovan...not when he was the only man who could keep her baby---their baby---safe. A fearless bomb squad cop, Jared had stared down death, but when it threatened the woman he loved, he turned desperate. No one would threaten his woman and his unborn child. But he had only seven days to find the crazed killer who stalked her, seven nights to New Year's Eve when she might walk out of his life for good...if he kept her alive. And the clock was ticking....
Welcome to the timeless charms of small-town Watervalley, Tennessee--where young Dr. Luke Bradford is beginning to feel at home... When he comes to the aid of a woman at the grocery store, Luke is fascinated to learn she is Estelle Pillow, the cheery sister to his prickly housekeeper, Connie. Estelle wants to open a bakery in town--and Connie's disapproval of the venture stirs up a whirlwind of emotions between the siblings. But Luke's attention is soon diverted when he learns about a long-ago double murder.... During World War II, an unknown traveler arrived in town, and before the day was over, he and the local baker lay dead near the bandstand at the local lake. The incident has since been exaggerated into Watervalley lore--with the newcomer rumored to have been a German spy. As Luke pieces together exactly what happened, he realizes that the consequences of this event have rippled painfully into the lives of townsfolk he has come to know. As winter gives way to spring, Luke keeps busy at the medical clinic and enters a tentative, exhilarating romance. And when his support of Estelle's bakery collides with new revelations about the old murder, Luke witnesses the true power of reconciliation working in the hearts of those he holds dear--a revelation that will change his life. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED
It is the future. Twenty years have passed since Eager' s first adventures with the Bell family. Scientists are now banned from building robots that can think for themselves and feel emotion, like Eager. He and other robots have spent years in hiding. But Eager secretly visits the Bell family, and his headstrong nephew, a most unusual new robot named Jonquil, stows away on the visit. They arrive at the Bells just in time-- for mysterious and dangerous things are happening to the family and their friends. Eager and Jonquil' s special abilities could save the day. The human world is totally new to Jonquil, who can' t always tell fact from fiction. Excitable Jonquil is in his element. When he isn' t in danger himself, he' s causing havoc for everyone else. . . . "From the Hardcover edition. "
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