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Out of the Desert

Out of the Desert [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0241978394
Author: Ali Al-Naimi
Publisher: Penguin UK
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Out of the Desert by Ali Al-Naimi Book Resume:

The extraordinary memoir of global oil's former central banker Ali Al-Naimi is the former Saudi oil minister - and OPEC kingpin - a position he held for the two decades between August 1995 and May 2016. In this time, Al-Naimi's briefest utterances moved markets. But it wasn't always that way. Al-Naimi was born into abject poverty as a nomadic Bedouin in the 1930s, just as US companies were discovering vast quantities of oil under the baking Arabian deserts. From his first job as a shepherd boy, aged four, to his appointment to one of the most powerful political and economic jobs in the world, Out of the Desert charts Al-Naimi's extraordinary rise to power. Described by Alan Greenspan as 'the most powerful man you've never heard of', Al-Naimi's incredible journey proves that anyone can make it - even a poor Bedouin shepherd boy. This is his exclusive inside story of power, politics and oil. His Excellency Ali Ibrahim Al-Naimi is the former Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. One of the most powerful economic and political jobs in the world, he held this post from August 1995 to May 2016. Prior to that he held a wide range of leadership positions in the Kingdom's national oil company, Saudi Aramco. He was the first Saudi national to be named President of the company in 1984 and became the first Saudi CEO in 1988. Al-Naimi joined the company, then called Aramco, as an office boy in 1947. A Bedouin, he was born in the deserts of eastern Arabia in 1935.

The Best Business Writing 2012

The Best Business Writing 2012 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0231504330
Author: Dean Starkman,Martha M. Hamilton,Ryan Chittum,Felix Salmon
Publisher: Columbia University Press
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The Best Business Writing 2012 by Dean Starkman,Martha M. Hamilton,Ryan Chittum,Felix Salmon Book Resume:

An anthology Malcolm Gladwell has called "riveting and indispensable," The Best Business Writing is a far-ranging survey of business's dynamic relationship with politics, culture, and life. This year's selections include John Markoff (New York Times) on innovations in robot technology and the decline of the factory worker; Evgeny Morozov (New Republic) on the questionable value of the popular TED conference series and the idea industry behind it; Paul Kiel (ProPublica) on the ripple effects of the ongoing foreclosure crisis; and the infamous op-ed by Greg Smith, published in the New York Times, announcing his break with Goldman Sachs over its trading practices and corrupt corporate ethos. Jessica Pressler (New York) delves into the personal and professional rivalry between former spouses and fashion competitors Tory and Christopher Burch. Peter Whoriskey (Washington Post) exposes the human cost of promoting pharmaceuticals for off-label uses. Charles Duhigg and David Barboza (New York Times) investigate Apple's unethical labor practices in China. Max Abelson (Bloomberg) reports on Wall Street's amusing reaction to the diminishing annual bonus. Mina Kimes (Fortune) recounts the grisly story of a company's illegal testing—and misuse—of a medical device for profit, and Jeff Tietz (Rolling Stone) composes one of the most poignant and comprehensive portraits of the financial crisis's dissolution of the American middle class.

After Tamerlane

After Tamerlane [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141904682
Author: John Darwin
Publisher: Penguin UK
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After Tamerlane by John Darwin Book Resume:

Tamerlane was the last of the 'world conquerors': his armies looted and killed from the shores of the Mediterranean to the frontier of China. Nomad horsemen from the Steppes had been the terror of Europe and Asia for centuries, but with Tamerlane's death in 1405, an epoch of history came to an end. The future belonged to the great dynastic empires - Chinese, Mughal, Iranian and Ottoman - where most of Eurasia's culture and wealth was to be found, and to the oceanic voyagers from Eurasia's 'Far West', just beginning to venture across the dark seas. After Tamerlane is an immensely important and stimulating work. It takes a fresh look at our global past. Our idea of world history is still dominated by the view from the West: it is Europe's expansion that takes centre-stage. But for much of the six-hundred year span of this book. Asia's great empires seemed much more than a match for the intruders from Europe. It took a revolution in Eurasia to change this balance of power, although never completely. The Chinese empire, against all the odds, has survived to this day. The British empire came and went. The Nazi empire was crushed almost at one. The rise, fall and endurance of empires - and the causes behind them - remain one of the most fascinating puzzles in world history.

Nature and Wealth

Nature and Wealth [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 113740339X
Author: Edward Barbier
Publisher: Springer
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Nature and Wealth by Edward Barbier Book Resume:

Drawing on historical and contemporary evidence, this book argues that growing environmental degradation and wealth inequality are linked to how nature is exploited to create economic wealth. Ending the under-pricing of natural capital and insufficient human capital accumulation is essential to overcoming structural imbalance in modern economies.

Migration, Diversity, and Education

Migration, Diversity, and Education [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137524669
Author: Fred Dervin,Saija Benjamin
Publisher: Springer
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Migration, Diversity, and Education by Fred Dervin,Saija Benjamin Book Resume:

The concept of Third Culture Kids is often used to describe people who have spent their childhood on the move, living in many different countries and languages. This book examines the hype, relevance and myths surrounding the concept while also redefining it within a broader study of transnationality to demonstrate the variety of stories involved.

Globalization: The Key Concepts

Globalization: The Key Concepts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 113420471X
Author: Annabelle Mooney,Betsy Evans
Publisher: Routledge
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Globalization: The Key Concepts by Annabelle Mooney,Betsy Evans Book Resume:

Viewed as a destructive force or an inevitability of modern society, globalization is the focus of a multitude of disciplines. A clear understanding of its processes and terminology is imperative for anyone engaging with this ubiquitous topic. Globalization: the Key Concepts offers a comprehensive guide to this cross-disciplinary subject and covers concepts such as: homogenization neo-Liberalism risk knowledge society time-space compression reflexivity. With extensive cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading, this book is an essential resource for students and interested readers alike as they navigate the literature on globalization studies.

The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History

The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1285965701
Author: Richard Bulliet,Pamela Crossley,Daniel Headrick,Steven Hirsch,Lyman Johnson
Publisher: Nelson Education
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The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History by Richard Bulliet,Pamela Crossley,Daniel Headrick,Steven Hirsch,Lyman Johnson Book Resume:

Featuring a beautiful new design, THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Sixth Edition, presents world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power. This truly global text for the world history survey course employs fundamental themes of “environment and technology” and “diversity and dominance” to explore patterns of humans’ interactions with their surroundings and with each other. The authors’ approach reveals how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by the environment and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs. Special emphasis is given to technological development and how it underlies all human activity. Highly acclaimed in their fields of study, the authors bring a wide array of expertise to the program. A combination of strong scholarship and detailed pedagogy gives the book its reputation for rigor and student accessibility. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Asia on Tour

Asia on Tour [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1134044348
Author: Tim Winter,Peggy Teo,T.C. Chang
Publisher: Routledge
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Asia on Tour by Tim Winter,Peggy Teo,T.C. Chang Book Resume:

With the vast majority of academic theory on tourism based on ‘Western’ tourists, Asia on Tour illustrates why the rapid growth of travel for leisure and recreation in Asia demands a reappraisal of how tourism is analyzed and understood. Examining domestic and intra-regional tourism, the book reveals how improvements in infrastructures, ever increasing disposable incomes, liberalized economies, the inter-connectivities of globalization and the lowering of borders, both physical and political, are now enabling millions of Asians to travel as tourists. Drawing upon multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives and up-to-date empirical research, the twenty-three accessible essays in this volume indicate why a rigorous and critical study of Asian tourism must become integral to both our analysis of this rapidly transforming region and our interpretation of global tourism in the twenty first century. As a rich collection of essays on heritage and tourism oriented around Asian tourists, Asia on Tour will be of particular interest to students and scholars working in the fields of tourism, Asian studies, geography, heritage, anthropology, development, sociology, and cultural and postcolonial studies.

Global Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

Global Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1609605888
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
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Global Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications by Management Association, Information Resources Book Resume:

"This multi-volume reference examines critical issues and emerging trends in global business, with topics ranging from managing new information technology in global business operations to ethics and communication strategies"--Provided by publisher.

Digital Nomads

Digital Nomads [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0190931795
Author: Rachael A. Woldoff,Robert C. Litchfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Digital Nomads by Rachael A. Woldoff,Robert C. Litchfield Book Resume:

A small but growing group of today's knowledge workers actively seek a lifestyle of freedom, using technology to perform their jobs, traveling far and wide, and moving as often as they like. These digital nomads have left their local coffee shops behind and now proudly post their "office of the day" photos from exotic locales, but what do their lives really look like? In Digital Nomads, Rachael Woldoff and Robert Litchfield take readers into an expatriate digital nomad community in Bali, Indonesia to better understand this growing demographic of typically Millennial workers. Through dozens of interviews and several stints living in a digital nomad hub, Woldoff and Litchfield present new answers to classic questions about community, creativity, and work. They further show why digital nomads leave their conventional lives behind, arguing that creative class and Millennial workers, though successful, often feel that their "world class cities" and desirable jobs are anything but paradise. They first follow their transitions into freelancing, entrepreneurship, and remote work, then explain how digital nomads create a fluid but intimate community abroad in the company of like-minded others. Ultimately, Woldoff and Litchfield provide insight into digital nomads' efforts to live and work in ways that balance freedom, community, and creative fulfillment in the digital age. A sympathetic yet critical take on this emerging group of workers, Digital Nomads provides a revealing take on the changing nature of work and the problems of the new economy.

The Idea of Civilization and the Making of the Global Order

The Idea of Civilization and the Making of the Global Order [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1529213894
Author: Linklater, Andrew
Publisher: Policy Press
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The Idea of Civilization and the Making of the Global Order by Linklater, Andrew Book Resume:

The idea of civilization recurs frequently in reflections on international politics. However, International Relations academic writings on civilization have failed to acknowledge the major 20th-century analysis that examined the processes through which Europeans came to regard themselves as uniquely civilized – Norbert Elias’s On the Process of Civilization. This book provides a comprehensive exploration of the significance of Elias’s reflections on civilization for International Relations. It explains the working principles of an Eliasian, or process-sociological, approach to civilization and the global order and demonstrates how the interdependencies between state-formation, colonialism and an emergent international society shaped the European 'civilizing process'.

Body Piercing and Identity Construction

Body Piercing and Identity Construction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230117120
Author: NA NA,Lisiunia A. Romanienko
Publisher: Springer
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Body Piercing and Identity Construction by NA NA,Lisiunia A. Romanienko Book Resume:

Based on a fifteen year longitudinal cross-cultural analysis on the role of the body in identity construction process around the world, this analysis provides readers with a comparative theoretical exploration of piercing and other forms of body modification that international communities of defiance use to express their identity.

Regulating Technological Innovation

Regulating Technological Innovation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230367453
Author: M. Heldeweg,E. Kica
Publisher: Springer
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Regulating Technological Innovation by M. Heldeweg,E. Kica Book Resume:

Examining the regulatory issues of fostering technological innovation and its applications this book combines legal, economic and administrative science perspectives. It answers important questions such as what type of regulatory framework would best fit the needs of technology and innovation developments?

Beyond Citizenship?

Beyond Citizenship? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137311355
Author: S. Roseneil
Publisher: Springer
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Beyond Citizenship? by S. Roseneil Book Resume:

Beyond Citizenship? Feminism and the Transformation of Belonging pushes debates about citizenship and feminist politics in new directions, challenging us to think 'beyond citizenship', and to engage in feminist re-theorizations of the experience and politics of belonging.

The Scythians

The Scythians [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0192551868
Author: Barry Cunliffe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Scythians by Barry Cunliffe Book Resume:

Brilliant horsemen and great fighters, the Scythians were nomadic horsemen who ranged wide across the grasslands of the Asian steppe from the Altai mountains in the east to the Great Hungarian Plain in the first millennium BC. Their steppe homeland bordered on a number of sedentary states to the south - the Chinese, the Persians and the Greeks - and there were, inevitably, numerous interactions between the nomads and their neighbours. The Scythians fought the Persians on a number of occasions, in one battle killing their king and on another occasion driving the invading army of Darius the Great from the steppe. Relations with the Greeks around the shores of the Black Sea were rather different - both communities benefiting from trading with each other. This led to the development of a brilliant art style, often depicting scenes from Scythian mythology and everyday life. It is from the writings of Greeks like the historian Herodotus that we learn of Scythian life: their beliefs, their burial practices, their love of fighting, and their ambivalent attitudes to gender. It is a world that is also brilliantly illuminated by the rich material culture recovered from Scythian burials, from the graves of kings on the Pontic steppe, with their elaborate gold work and vividly coloured fabrics, to the frozen tombs of the Altai mountains, where all the organic material - wooden carvings, carpets, saddles and even tattooed human bodies - is amazingly well preserved. Barry Cunliffe here marshals this vast array of evidence - both archaeological and textual - in a masterful reconstruction of the lost world of the Scythians, allowing them to emerge in all their considerable vigour and splendour for the first time in over two millennia.

The Digital Nomad Handbook

The Digital Nomad Handbook [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1838690700
Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
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The Digital Nomad Handbook by Lonely Planet Book Resume:

Escape the nine-to five and learn how to live and work on the road with the latest addition to Lonely Planet's Handbook series, a practical guide inspiring and motivating people to achieve their goal of travelling more, starting a whole new way of living and creating a flexible work/life balance.

Beyond Backpacker Tourism

Beyond Backpacker Tourism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1845411900
Author: Dr. Kevin Hannam,Anya Diekmann
Publisher: Channel View Publications
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Beyond Backpacker Tourism by Dr. Kevin Hannam,Anya Diekmann Book Resume:

Building on previous work on backpacking, this book takes the analysis of backpacker tourism further by engaging both with new theoretical debates into tourism experiences and mobilities as well as with new empirical phenomena such as the rise of the ‘flashpacker’ and alternative destinations. Chapters include material on flashpacking, the virtualization of backpacker culture, the re-conceptualisation of lifestyle travellers, backpackers as volunteer tourists, as well as backpackers' experiences of hostels, mobilities and their policy implications. It sets a new benchmark for the study of independent travel in the contemporary world.

Nomadic Empires

Nomadic Empires [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351502921
Author: Gerard Chaliand
Publisher: Routledge
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Nomadic Empires by Gerard Chaliand Book Resume:

"Nomadic Empires sheds new light on 2,000 years of military history and geopolitics. The Mongol Empire of Genghis-Khan and his heirs, as is well known, was the greatest empire in world history. For 2,000 from the fifth century b.c. to the fifteenth century a.d., the steppe areas of Asia, from the borders of Manchuria to the Black Sea, were a ""zone of turbulence,"" threatening settled peoples from China to Russia and Hungary, including Iran, India, the Byzantine empire, and even Syria. It was a true world stage that was affected by these destructive nomads.This cogent, well-written volume examines these nomadic people, variously called Indo-Europeans, Turkic peoples, or Mongols. They did not belong to a sole nation or language, but shared a strategic culture born in the steppes: a highly mobile cavalry which did not require sophisticated logistics, and an indirect mode of combat based on surprise, mobility, and harassment. They used bows and arrows and, when they were united under the authority of a strong leader, were able to become a deadly threat to their sedentary neighbors.Chaliand addresses the subject from four perspectives. First, he examines the early nomadic populations of Eurasia, and the impact of these nomads and their complex relationships with settled peoples. Then he describes military fronts of the Altaic Nomads, detailing events from the fourth century b.c. through the twelfth century a.d., from the early Chinese front to the Indo-Iranian front, the Byzantine front, and the Russian front. Next he covers the undertakings of the great nomad conquerors that brought about the Ottoman Empire. And finally, he describes what he calls ""the revenge of the sedentary peoples, exploring Russia and China in the aftermath of the Mongols. The volume includes a chronology and an annotated bibliography. Now in paperback, this cogent, well-written volume examines these nomadic people, variously called Indo-Europeans, Turkic peoples, or "

Introduction to Information Systems: Supporting and Transforming Business, Third Canadian Edition

Introduction to Information Systems: Supporting and Transforming Business, Third Canadian Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118726502
Author: R. Kelly Rainer,Casey G. Cegielski,Ingrid Splettstoesser-Hogeterp,Cristobal Sanchez-Rodriguez
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
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Introduction to Information Systems: Supporting and Transforming Business, Third Canadian Edition by R. Kelly Rainer,Casey G. Cegielski,Ingrid Splettstoesser-Hogeterp,Cristobal Sanchez-Rodriguez Book Resume:

The goal of Introduction to Information Systems, 3rd Canadian Edition remains the same: to teach all business majors, especially undergraduate ones, how to use information technology to master their current or future jobs and to help ensure the success of their organization. To accomplish this goal, this text helps students to become informed users; that is, persons knowledgeable about information systems and information technology. The focus is not on merely learning the concepts of IT but rather on applying those concepts to facilitate business processes. The authors concentrate on placing information systems in the context of business, so that students will more readily grasp the concepts presented in the text.The theme of this book is What's In IT for Me? This question is asked by all students who take this course. The book will show you that IT is the backbone of any business, whether a student is majoring in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, or Production/Operations Management. Information for the Management Information Systems (MIS) major is also included.

Afghanistan

Afghanistan [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0786722630
Author: Stephen Tanner
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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Afghanistan by Stephen Tanner Book Resume:

For over 2,500 years, the forbidding territory of Afghanistan has served as a vital crossroads for armies and has witnessed history-shaping clashes between civilizations: Greek, Arab, Mongol, and Tartar, and, in more recent times, British, Russian, and American. When U.S. troops entered Afghanistan in the weeks following September 11, 2001, they overthrew the Afghan Taliban regime and sent the terrorists it harbored on the run. But America's initial easy victory is in sharp contrast to the difficulties it faces today in confronting the Taliban resurgence. Originally published in 2002, Stephen Tanner's Afghanistan has now been completely updated to include the crucial turn of events since America first entered the country.