Legacy

Legacy Author James Kerr
ISBN-10 9781472104908
Release 2013-11-07
Pages 160
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Champions do extra. They sweep the sheds. They follow the spearhead. They keep a blue head. They are good ancestors. In Legacy, best-selling author James Kerr goes deep into the heart of the world's most successful sporting team, the legendary All Blacks of New Zealand, to reveal 15 powerful and practical lessons for leadership and business. Legacy is a unique, inspiring handbook for leaders in all fields, and asks: What are the secrets of success - sustained success? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year? How do you handle pressure? How do you train to win at the highest level? What do you leave behind you after you're gone? What will be your legacy?



Legacy

Legacy Author Christopher Ogden
ISBN-10 0316092444
Release 2009-11-29
Pages 624
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From the bestselling biographer of Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward Harriman comes a multi-generational saga of one of America's wealthiest and most controversial families--the Annenbergs.



The Legacy

The Legacy Author Gemma Malley
ISBN-10 9781408818060
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 288
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The unimaginable has happened - Longevity, the drug that is supposed to guarantee eternal youth, isn't working. A virus is sweeping the country, killing many in its wake, and Longevity is powerless to fight it. The Outside is frightened, death is suddenly a possibility and Pincent Pharma need someone to blame.The Underground are accused of deliberately contaminating a batch of the drugs and Peter and Anna are hunted down. But someone knows the truth . . . Will they speak up or watch as everything is torn to pieces? The thrilling conclusion to the brilliant dystopian trilogy that began with The Declaration. For fans of The Hunger Games



Legacy of Ashes

Legacy of Ashes Author Tim Weiner
ISBN-10 0307455629
Release 2008-05-20
Pages 848
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With shocking revelations that made headlines in papers across the country, Pulitzer-Prize-winner Tim Weiner gets at the truth behind the CIA and uncovers here why nearly every CIA Director has left the agency in worse shape than when he found it; and how these profound failures jeopardize our national security. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Turbulence

Turbulence Author Uriel Frisch
ISBN-10 0521457130
Release 1995-11-30
Pages 296
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Written five centuries after the first studies of Leonardo da Vinci and half a century after A.N. Kolmogorov's first attempt to predict the properties of flow, this textbook presents a modern account of turbulence, one of the greatest challenges in physics. "Fully developed turbulence" is ubiquitous in both cosmic and natural environments, in engineering applications and in everyday life. Elementary presentations of dynamical systems ideas, probabilistic methods (including the theory of large deviations) and fractal geometry make this a self-contained textbook. This is the first book on turbulence to use modern ideas from chaos and symmetry breaking. The book will appeal to first-year graduate students in mathematics, physics, astrophysics, geosciences and engineering, as well as professional scientists and engineers.



Race

Race Author Denise Eileen McCoskey
ISBN-10 9781848851580
Release 2012-01
Pages 250
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How do different cultures think about race? In the modern era, racial distinctiveness has been assessed primarily in terms of a person's physical appearance. But it was not always so. As Denise McCoskey shows, the ancient Greeks and Romans did not use skin colour as the basis for categorising ethnic disparity. The colour of one's skin lies at the foundation of racial variability today because it was used during the heyday of European exploration and colonialism to construct a hierarchy of civilizations and then justify slavery and other forms of economic exploitation. Assumptions about race thus have to take into account factors other than mere physiognomy. This is particularly true in relation to the classical world. In fifth century Athens, racial theory during the Persian Wars produced the categories 'Greek' and 'Barbarian', and set them in brutal opposition to one another: a process that could be as intense and destructive as 'black and 'white' in our own age. Ideas about race in antiquity were therefore completely distinct but as closely bound to political and historical contexts as those that came later. This provocative book boldly explores the complex matrices of race - and the differing interpretations of ancient and modern - across epic, tragedy and the novel. Ranging from Theocritus to Toni Morrison, and from Tacitus and Pliny to Bernal's seminal study Black Athena, this is a powerful and original new assessment.



The Legacy of Tiananmen

The Legacy of Tiananmen Author James A. R. Miles
ISBN-10 0472084518
Release 1997
Pages 379
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In The Legacy of Tiananmen, James A. R. Miles asks whether senior leader Deng Xiaoping's gamble that prosperity would bring stability to China has worked or whether, instead, the country's economic transformation is fueling instability. The author, who was the BBC's Beijing correspondent from 1988 to 1994, argues that China today remains at least as unpredictable and volatile as it was at the outset of the Tiananmen Square protests. On the basis of extensive interviews with officials, ordinary citizens, and intellectuals, the author concludes that China in the late 1990s is a country deeply unsure of its future. Politicians and public alike are asking themselves whether China is emerging as a new economic superpower with global influence to match, or if it is heading toward the chaos they so much fear. In the coming years, the answer to this question will have major implications for the outside world. With a population four times that of the former Soviet Union, a China in turmoil would have a colossal impact on some of the world's most successful economies. About the Book: "By brilliantly gathering together newspaper stories, street interviews, leaked official documents and Western chronicles, Miles creates a compelling story of economic change, internal political uncertainty and, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, ideological isolation. . . . It's not a reassuring picture, but one that readers--and not just old China hands--should understand. This is an important book now and will be even more so any minute now." --Publishers Weekly ". . . a fascinating, sobering book that contrasts with much of the conventional wisdom on China. . . . [His] argument needs to be considered by all those who think about the future of the world's largest country and its potential impact on the rest of us." --Kenneth Lieberthal "Miles's book is extremely lucid, coherent, and well-written. Its controversial main theme--that China is a country in deep trouble and may very well not survive a fractious succession struggle after Deng's death--is argued with persuasive force on many different societal levels." --Richard Baum, author of Burying Mao



The Enduring Legacy

The Enduring Legacy Author Miguel Tinker Salas
ISBN-10 9780822392231
Release 2009-04-20
Pages 343
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Oil has played a major role in Venezuela’s economy since the first gusher was discovered along Lake Maracaibo in 1922. As Miguel Tinker Salas demonstrates, oil has also transformed the country’s social, cultural, and political landscapes. In The Enduring Legacy, Tinker Salas traces the history of the oil industry’s rise in Venezuela from the beginning of the twentieth century, paying particular attention to the experiences and perceptions of industry employees, both foreign and Venezuelan. He reveals how class ambitions and corporate interests combined to reshape many Venezuelans’ ideas of citizenship. Middle-class Venezuelans embraced the oil industry from the start, anticipating that it would transform the country by introducing modern technology, sparking economic development, and breaking the landed elites’ stranglehold. Eventually Venezuelan employees of the industry found that their benefits, including relatively high salaries, fueled loyalty to the oil companies. That loyalty sometimes trumped allegiance to the nation-state. North American and British petroleum companies, seeking to maintain their stakes in Venezuela, promoted the idea that their interests were synonymous with national development. They set up oil camps—residential communities to house their workers—that brought Venezuelan employees together with workers from the United States and Britain, and eventually with Chinese, West Indian, and Mexican migrants as well. Through the camps, the companies offered not just housing but also schooling, leisure activities, and acculturation into a structured, corporate way of life. Tinker Salas contends that these practices shaped the heart and soul of generations of Venezuelans whom the industry provided with access to a middle-class lifestyle. His interest in how oil suffused the consciousness of Venezuela is personal: Tinker Salas was born and raised in one of its oil camps.



The Human Legacy

The Human Legacy Author Leon Festinger
ISBN-10 0231056737
Release 1983
Pages 184
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Segal analyzes Asian immigration to the U.S., including immigrants' reasons for leaving their countries, their attraction to the U.S., the issues they face in contemporary U.S. society, and the history of public attitudes and policy toward them.



HAL s Legacy

HAL s Legacy Author David G. Stork
ISBN-10 0262692112
Release 1997
Pages 384
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Collects essays concerning how close we are to building computers that are as intelligent, devious, and emotional as the computer in the classic film, 2001



The Sikorsky Legacy

The Sikorsky Legacy Author Sergei I. Sikorsky
ISBN-10 0738549959
Release 2007
Pages 128
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This book traces the history of Sikorsky aviation and its founder, Igor I. Sikorsky, one of the most talented and versatile aeronautical pioneers in history. Sikorsky's aviation career spanned over 60 years and was highlighted by three major achievements: the creation of the world's first four-engine airliner; the record-breaking Clipper Ships, with which Pan American Airways explored transpacific and transatlantic airline service; and the development of the helicopter. Sikorsky then led his engineers out of the piston-engine era and into the jet age with the design and development of some of the most widely used turbine-powered helicopters in aviation history. More than 200 photographs, many from the Sikorsky family archives, document the genius of Sikorsky's intuitive engineering and his lifelong interest in the challenge of the helicopter, which many historians consider to be his crowning achievement.



Legacy

Legacy Author Nancy Holder
ISBN-10 9780743426985
Release 2003
Pages 315
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Allying themselves with the forces of light to end their evil family history for good, Holly and her cousins, Amanda and Nicole, work to save Jer, Holly's soulmate, from prison, under the mounting pressures from his father's cruelty.



Spirit Legacy

Spirit Legacy Author E. E. Holmes
ISBN-10 0989508005
Release 2013
Pages 276
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College student Jess Ballard's mother has gone-dead under mysterious circumstances; her life uprooted to stay with estranged relatives she's never met; and ... and there's something odd about some of the people she's been meeting at school: They're dead! Aided by Tia, her neurotic roommate, and Dr. David Pierce, a ghost-hunting professor, Jess must unravel the mystery behind her hauntings. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more danger shadows her every move. An ancient secret, long-buried, is about to claw its way to the surface, and nothing can prepare Jess for one terrifying truth ... ... her encounters with the world of the dead are only just beginning



The Legacy of the Civil War

The Legacy of the Civil War Author Robert Penn Warren
ISBN-10 0803298013
Release 1961
Pages 109
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In this elegant book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer explores the manifold ways in which the Civil War changed the United States forever. He confronts its costs, not only human (six hundred thousand men killed) and economic (beyond reckoning) but social and psychological. He touches on popular misconceptions, including some concerning Abraham Lincoln and the issue of slavery. The war in all its facets “grows in our consciousness,” arousing complex emotions and leaving “a gallery of great human images for our contemplation.”



The Legacy of Muslim Spain

The Legacy of Muslim Spain Author Salma Khadra Jayyusi
ISBN-10 9004095993
Release 1992
Pages 1
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The civilisation of medieval Muslim Spain is perhaps the most brilliant and prosperous of its age and has been essential to the direction which civilisation in medieval Europe took. This volume is the first ever in any language to deal in a really comprehensive manner with all major aspects of Islamic civilisation in medieval Spain.



The Legacy

The Legacy Author D. Michael Shafer
ISBN-10 0807054011
Release 1992-02
Pages 344
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Discusses how Vietnam shapes America today and deals with such issues as the rights and obligations American citizenship entails, the concept of race, sex, and ideology, and the role of the press.



The Art of the Body

The Art of the Body Author Michael Squire
ISBN-10 9781845119317
Release 2011
Pages 240
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From Byzantine diptych to Hollywood cinema screen, and from the Venus de Milo to Dali's Venus with drawers, 'The Art of the Body' shows the wide range of cultural ideas and anxieties that were explored by the figure of the body both in antiquity and in the various cultural landscapes that came afterwards.