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If you are looking for more of the conventional wisdom about energy, put this book down right now. In Power Hungry, Robert Bryce powerfully debunks many of the claims you've been hearing about America's energy future. Armed with a supertanker-load of fully footnoted facts and a panoply of revealing graphics, Bryce explains why most of the hype about renewable energy and "green" technology is just that--hype. Using elementary math and basic physics, Bryce shows why renewable sources like wind and solar are not "green" and why they cannot provide the scale of energy that the world demands. He goes on to eviscerate the notion that the United States wastes huge amounts of energy. Indeed, the facts show that over the past three decades the United States has been among the world's best at reducing its energy intensity, carbon intensity, and per-capita energy use. Electric cars? Bryce explains why they are the Next Big Thing... and always will be. T. Boone Pickens? Simple math shows that the Dallas-based billionaire and his much-ballyhooed Pickens Plan are all hat and no cattle. Denmark as a model for being "energy smart"? Despite huge increases in wind generation capacity, the numbers show that Denmark has not reduced its coal consumption or carbon dioxide emissions. The United States has built a $14-trillion-per-year economy based on hydrocarbons: coal, oil, and natural gas. We cannot--and will not--quit using carbon-based fuels for this simple reason: they provide the power that we crave. Nine out of every ten units of energy we consume come from hydrocarbons. Power Hungry proves that what we want isn't energy at all--it's power. Bryce masterfully deciphers essential terms like power density, energy density, joules, watts, and horsepower to illuminate the differences between political rhetoric and reality. Then he methodically details how the United States can lead the global transition to a cleaner, lower-carbon future by embracing the fuels of the future, a future that can be summarized as N2N: natural gas to nuclear. The United States sits atop galaxies of natural gas, enough to last a hundred years. By using that gas in parallel with new nuclear technologies, America can boost its economy while benefiting the environment. Power Hungry delivers a smart, contrarian view of what America has "in the tank" and what will be needed to transform the gargantuan global energy sector.
In this book, Cleophus J. LaRue brings together the voices of twelve of America's most influential African-American preachers. Each of these renowned preachers describes his or her method of sermon preparation and includes a sample sermon for illustration.
What's your networking IQ? Are you a "Power Networker"? Are you a Lone Ranger? Take the self-Assessment and find out!! This practical, inspiring book will teach you the secrets of creating a powerful personal and professional network. Packed with 55 proven methods for networking success, it shows you how to: Put into practice the life-affirming Power Networking philosophy Eliminate the roadblocks to successful networking Use the "stepping-stone" method to meet anyone you want Say good-bye to the Lone Ranger mentality Make requests that get the results you want Introduce yourself so people will be inspired to call on you Generate a continuous flow of referrals from clients and associates Uncover and activate your "hidden network"
Friendship. It's one of the most powerful forces around. It adds peace to frazzled days, provides companionship for lonely tasks, and makes any joyous event twice as fun. Written by best-selling author Karol Ladd and her best friend, Terry Ann Kelly, this fourth book in the popular Power of a Positive series shares practical principles on how to be a friend and nurture friendships. Exploring topics such as "Building on Your Common Interests," "Attitudes and Actions That Divide Relationships," "Being Real with Your Friends," and "The Forgiveness Factor," this book will help you enrich current friendships and develop new and lasting ones. The easy-to-read format and you-can-do-it principles will change the way you view your friendships forever.
If you are a mother, you may not look in the mirror everyday and see yourself as having a great influence on the world, but you do! No one has a greater impact on the home than a mother, and that impact can be defeatingly negative or powerfully positive. This book will help ensure that your impact is positive. In the pages of this insightful and inspiring book, you will learn seven, simple principles for shaping your family for good -- principles that work for stay-at-home and working moms alike. As you read this captivating book, you will see how your attitude and actions can fill the lives of those you care about the most with love and encouragement. Become the mom you've always wanted to be. You might even surpass your own dreams.
2 Best-Selling, Positively Power-Packed Books in 1 There's an amazing power in the fourteen principles shared in this dynamic duo of a book. Seven time-tested principles from the The Power of a Positive Mom are perfect for stay-at-home and working moms alike; plus seven more life-changing principles from The Power of a Positive Woman will unlock the potential in any woman to be a positive influence in her world In this two-for-one book you'll learn the power of your words and how to use them positively; you'll learn how your prayers, encouragement, attitude, and example can change your family forever; and you'll learn how to become a powerful force in your family, your church, your community, and your world. Become the positive mom and woman that you were created to be.
Imagine getting the shared views of a mom and her teenaged daughters as they all grow together. That's the unique vantage point the Ladds bring as they explore ways for adolescents to truly add something positive to their spheres of influence. Organized into seven power principles such as "The Power of Confidence," "The Power of Integrity," and "The Power of Responsibility," readers gain the individual perspectives of the three coauthors as well as their combined wisdom.
Whether you're happy in your marriage or struggling to survive, this book is all about how you can become a positive influence in your marriage. And believe it or not, being a positive wife has nothing to do with your husband -- it has to do with you and who you are in God. Through seven biblical principles, Karol Ladd shares how any woman can be a positive (not perfect) wife as she builds a deeper, more meaningful relationship with her husband. In its pages you will find: helpful hints on the art of arguing how to practice the gift of forgiving practical suggestions on how to respect your husband great date ideas advice on handling financial responsibly This creative book is a "vitamin boost" that will nourish your spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional growth. Now you can becomethe positive wife you've always wanted to be!
Do you want to be a positive woman of powerful influence? Do you want to make a lasting impression on the lives of the people around you? You can become a positive woman -- no matter where you find yourself right now -- simply by choosing to allow God's power and strength to pour through you. This life-changing book explores seven principles that can help you become a powerful force in your family, your church, your community, and your world. Through biblical teaching, inspirational quotes, and true stories of women just like you, you will learn to incorporate your life as you have a powerful impact on those around you. Every woman -- including you -- has the potential to become a positive, powerful influence in her world. Never underestimate the power of a positive woman. That woman can be you!
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A book on how you can pray through every stage of your child's life.
In this book, popular author James W. Moore talks about the power of a story, such as those told by Jesus in the Bible. The author recalls, "I would be sitting there in the sanctuary of our church, doing what young boys do in church, drawing pictures on the back of the bulletin, working puzzles, looking constantly at Granny's watch, wishing the seconds hand would move faster, daydreaming about sports, kicking my feet in the air impatiently, counting the organ pipes... And then, the preacher would start telling a story, and I was hooked. He had my full attention. I couldn't wait to hear the story!" The fifty-or-so short chapters and stories included in this book highlight valuable lessons about faith, hope, and love, and they show us how stories have the power to move us to a deeper love for God and a deeper love for other people. A discussion guide is included.
Research confirms that when people feel appreciation, good things happen to their minds, hearts and bodies. But appreciation is much more than a feel-good mantra. It is an actual force, an energy that can be harnessed and used to transform our daily life -- relationships, work, health and aging, finances, crises and more. The Power of Appreciation will open your eyes to the fabulous rewards of conscious, proactive appreciation.
A beautiful edition of one of the twentieth century's most powerful and intriguing works on how to use the manifesting powers of your mind. Features the bonus book, Awakened Imagination. <P><P> Here is a signature volume of one of the most quietly impactful and radical works ever written on the creative potentialities of human thought, The Power of Awareness. In this book, author Neville presents a concise, unforgettable statement of his core philosophy: that the world around you is a picture in your mind's eye, created by your thinking, and susceptible to change by altering your thoughts and feelings. Originally published in 1952, The Power of Awareness not only prefigured the revolution in mind-power metaphysics, but surpassed it. Before the public had heard about quantum physics experiments (popularized in our own time through movies such as The Secret and What the Bleep Do We Know!?), Neville was conveying the unheard-of message that reality is directly impacted by the perspective and consciousness of the observer himself. Moreover, he wrote, each of us is ultimately responsible for, and capable of reshaping, the outer circumstances we perceive. Neville's authorial genius is his ability to deliver these ideas in an immensely readable and enjoyable way. Like few other metaphysical figures of his era, Neville captured complexities in simple stories, memorable examples, and practical advice. His books are unfailingly brief and easy to read, because his command of his material is so masterly and complete. The Power of Awareness also includes a special bonus work, Awakened Imagination, originally published in 1954. This two-in-one volume forms a brilliant introduction and user's guide to the practical philosophy of a great spiritual thinker.
If you've grown weary of the raging battle between the sexes, it's time to arm yourself with the understanding it takes to win the war. With grace and honesty, Michelle McKinney Hammond declares it's time for women to rediscover their value as well as the true source of their power. Instead of proclaiming "I am woman, hear me roar" at guys, McKinney Hammond says it's time to call a truce, speak normally and still be heard. Enjoy some laughs and gain a fresh biblical perspective on your femininity. You'll discover the power of influence, the pitfalls of manipulation, and the strength of vulnerability.
The most complete, comprehensive birthday forecast available--synthesizing the secrets of astrology, numerology, and fixed stars! In this delightfully addictive, wholly accessible book, two skilled astrologers guide you toward greater psychological insight, self-awareness, and a keen understanding of your unique position in the universe. Packed with an extraordinary wealth of knowledge and clear, easy-to-interpret graphs and charts, The Power of Birthdays, Stars and Numbers provides: ¸ BIRTHDAY FORECASTS--366 profiles--one for each day of the year--reveal your positive and negative personality traits, career strengths, tips on love and relationships, your secret self, your best days for romance and friendship, potential fatal attractions, famous people who share your birthday, and much more! INCLUDING! ¸ FIXED STARS--Though astrologers have used fixed stars for centuries, now the general public can reap the rewards of this classic method for enlightenment. The stars that line the heavens radiate great power, depending on your date of birth. You'll learn your primary fixed star plus those that influence your astrological chart. ¸ NUMEROLOGICAL PROFILES--Discover the importance of the nine basic numbers, and learn how to calculate your holistic number (which reveals your life purpose) and your personal year number (which sheds light on what specific lessons a particular year has in store for you). Travel beyond the twelve signs of the zodiac and tap into The Power of Birthdays, Stars and Numbers. You hold centuries of wisdom in your hands.
Branded a criminal, he sought refuge with a mysterious clan of intergalactic revolutionaries, and found his heritage at last.
Like religious cults that can attract thousands of devoted disciples, is it possible for company brands to build legions of loyal followers? In a marketer's dream come true, can certain products--with the right combination of positioning and branding--take on magnetic characteristics and galvanize die-hard customers who become walking, talking viral marketers? Can your company harness the power of cult branding without blowing a fortune on advertising?According to authors Matthew W. Ragas and Bolivar J. Bueno the answer is yes. In fact, you need not look much farther than a Harley-Davidson rally, a Star Trek convention, or a Jimmy Buffett concert to see the cult branding phenomenon at work: thousands of passionate, faithful fans spreading the good word and spending lots of money. Not all brands have the dash of edginess, the devoted fan base, or the niche positioning to be cult brands. But those that do tend to share similar characteristics that make them successful, what the authors call the Seven Golden Rules of Cult Branding. Through meticulous research and scores of interviews Ragas and Bueno have uncovered the remarkable and oft-untold stories behind nine very successful cult brands:·Star Trek ·Harley-Davidson ·Oprah Winfrey ·World Wrestling Entertainment (formerly WWF) ·Apple ·Volkswagen Beetle ·Jimmy Buffett ·Vans Shoes ·LinuxThese nine brands follow the Seven Golden Rules and have millions of fans and billions of dollars in revenue to show for it. Now you can learn first hand what these special brands did to set themselves apart and how to apply the Seven Golden Rules to your own marketing strategies.Written for advertisers, marketers, sales executives, and business owners who want to thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace, The Power of Cult Branding is the ultimate guide to creating a loyal core of repeat customers and winning the positioning battle.From the Hardcover edition.
Introducing the first book in a powerful new series, The Tarcher Master Mind Editions: Essential Books of Inspiration, Instruction, and Motivation. What mind can conceive, man can achieve. Our decisions impact every area of our lives. Making better decisions means living a better life. But how can we develop the habit of making great decisions? Every noteworthy achievement the world has ever seen was born with a single thought; and every great man who ever lived has been a man of decision. Raymond Charles Barker's The Power of Decision reveals this principle of success and illustrates the process of choice that all of us must take-and that all of us are capable, this very second, of taking-to change our lives and make our dreams come true. Indecisive people are failure prone, and Dr. Barker examines this basic truth while exploring the decision-making process in the individual, and the role of the subconscious mind in either abetting or thwarting each of our conscious decisions. He provides specific steps to shift the balance of decision-making power in your favor, and he brings to light the constant, ever-present power of will to change a situation- and yourself-for the better. Picking up The Power of Decision is the moment; and reading it is the decision that will change your life forever. .
Innumerable studies have appeared in recent decades about practically every aspect of women's lives in Western societies. The few such works on Buddhism have been quite limited in scope. In The Power of Denial, Bernard Faure takes an important step toward redressing this situation by boldly asking: does Buddhism offer women liberation or limitation? Continuing the innovative exploration of sexuality in Buddhism he began in The Red Thread, here he moves from his earlier focus on male monastic sexuality to Buddhist conceptions of women and constructions of gender. Faure argues that Buddhism is neither as sexist nor as egalitarian as is usually thought. Above all, he asserts, the study of Buddhism through the gender lens leads us to question what we uncritically call Buddhism, in the singular.Faure challenges the conventional view that the history of women in Buddhism is a linear narrative of progress from oppression to liberation. Examining Buddhist discourse on gender in traditions such as that of Japan, he shows that patriarchy--indeed, misogyny--has long been central to Buddhism. But women were not always silent, passive victims. Faure points to the central role not only of nuns and mothers (and wives) of monks but of female mediums and courtesans, whose colorful relations with Buddhist monks he considers in particular.Ultimately, Faure concludes that while Buddhism is, in practice, relentlessly misogynist, as far as misogynist discourses go it is one of the most flexible and open to contradiction. And, he suggests, unyielding in-depth examination can help revitalize Buddhism's deeper, more ancient egalitarianism and thus subvert its existing gender hierarchy. This groundbreaking book offers a fresh, comprehensive understanding of what Buddhism has to say about gender, and of what this really says about Buddhism, singular or plural.
Overloaded? I'll bet you are.We all lead busy lives. You fall into bed exhausted at the end of the day, feeling that you've got a lot done. Perhaps you are getting lots done.But is it stuff that really matters? Or is it just stuff? It's time to wise up. You will never clear that list.Get used to the idea that some things will never get done. Not delayed. Not rescheduled. Not re-prioritized. But simply dropped.And from now on, instead of trying to clear that endless to-do list, you're going to do a much smarter thing. You're going to just do the important stuff.And the brilliant thing is, you already have the power to do this. That power is to do less. Soon enough, you'll have the space to enjoy the moment, be creative, find new or better ways of doing things, get ideas, and spot opportunities you would have missed when you were running around. In short - you'll be happier. Much happier. As soon as you stop doing, the power of doing less will begin to flow.
A compassionate, practical, and science-based guide to finding friends for life Psychiatrist Paul Dobransky, author of The Secret Psychology of How We Fall in Love, once again looks to the brain, this time to examine the full range of female friendships. A recent study has shown that women have fewer friends than they used to. In the years after college and before children (and even after that), many women find that they have fewer friends, and new ones are harder to make. Taking his three-parts-of-the-brain theory, Dr. Dobransky breaks down the primal codes of friendship that many women aren't even aware of and gives scientifically grounded advice for understanding how to be a better friend and how to cultivate new friendships. Women of all ages who are searching for deeper relationships or are trying to break free of a toxic friendship will find help and hope in this enlightening and prescriptive exploration of how the brain makes friends.
An uncommon guide for accomplishing more every day by engaging the unique skill of forgetting, from the creator of the award-winning memory training system BraineticsIs it possible that the answer to becoming a more efficient and effective thinker is learning how to forget? Yes! Mike Byster will show you how mastering this extraordinary technique--forgetting unnecessary information, sifting through brain clutter, and focusing on only important nuggets of data--will change the quality of your work and life balance forever.Using the six tools in The Power of Forgetting, you'll learn how to be a more agile thinker and productive individual. You will overcome the staggering volume of daily distractions that lead to to brain fog, an inability to concentrate, lack of creativity, stress, anxiety, nervousness, angst, worry, dread, and even depression. By training your brain with Byster's exclusive quizzes and games, you'll develop the critical skills to become more successful in all that you do, each and every day.d elsewhere, Genius is a bold call for all of us to ignite our inner genius--and live up to our greatest potential.
This practical and visionary guide helps you discover that the more you give, the more you have.Simple and easy to use, The Power of Giving provides a wealth of down-to-earth ideas, exercises, and real-life stories that reveal to each reader the unique gifts he or she has to give?including kindness, ideas, advice, attention, hope, and more?and the many ways you can benefit from giving them, from better health to better job prospects. .
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