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|Author||: Joshua Prager,Milton Glaser|
|Editor||: W. W. Norton & Company|
An extraordinary literary journey, 100 Years celebrates every age from birth to 100 with quotations from the world’s greatest writers. This literary tapestry of the human experience will delight readers of all backgrounds. Moving year by year through the words of our most beloved authors, the great sequence of life reveals itself—the wonders and confinements of childhood, the emancipations and frustrations of adolescence, the empowerments and millstones of adulthood, the recognitions and resignations of old age. This trove of wisdom—featuring immortal passages from Arthur Rimbaud, Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, David Foster Wallace, William Shakespeare, Herman Melville, Jane Austen, and Maya Angelou, among many others—reminds us that the patterns of life transcend continents, cultures, and generations. As Thomas Mann wrote of our most shared human experience: "It will happen to me as to them." Designed by the legendary Milton Glaser, who created the I ♥ NY logo, 100 Years brings together color, type, and text to illuminate the ebb and flow of an entire life.
|Author||: Dianne Dodd|
|Editor||: Feminist History Society Book|
This engaging study of a still active women's organization is more than a centennial history to make its members proud. It also provides a lively exploration of a unique organization founded by early women pioneers of higher education who offered friendship, community engagement, and lifelong learning. With a leadership of exceptional women, the organization played a largely overlooked role in the women's movement by supporting education and the arts, encouraging young women to pursue higher education and scholarships, and through its advocacy initiatives helped to build the Canadian nation.
|Author||: George Friedman|
China fragments, a new Cold War with Russia, Mexcio challenges U.S., the new great powers Turkey, Poland and Japan. The Next 100 Years is a fascinating, eye-opening and often shocking look at what lies ahead for the U.S. and the world from one of our most incisive futurists. In his provocative book, George Friedman turns his eye on the future—offering a lucid, highly readable forecast of the changes we can expect around the world during the twenty-first century. He explains where and why future wars will erupt (and how they will be fought), which nations will gain and lose economic and political power, and how new technologies and cultural trends will alter the way we live in the new century. The Next 100 Years draws on a fascinating exploration of history and geopolitical patterns dating back hundreds of years. Friedman shows that we are now, for the first time in half a millennium, at the dawn of a new era—with changes in store, including: • The U.S.-Jihadist war will conclude—replaced by a second full-blown cold war with Russia. • China will undergo a major extended internal crisis, and Mexico will emerge as an important world power. • A new global war will unfold toward the middle of the century between the United States and an unexpected coalition from Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and the Far East; but armies will be much smaller and wars will be less deadly. • Technology will focus on space—both for major military uses and for a dramatic new energy resource that will have radical environmental implications. • The United States will experience a Golden Age in the second half of the century. Written with the keen insight and thoughtful analysis that has made George Friedman a renowned expert in geopolitics and forecasting, The Next 100 Years presents a fascinating picture of what lies ahead.
|Author||: Baruch A. Shalev|
|Editor||: Atlantic Publishers & Dist|
100 Years Of Nobel Prizes Provides A Detailed Statistical Analysis Of What Is Required To Win A Nobel, Why It Sometimes Takes A Long Time To Collect The Award, And What The Prizes Have Meant To Human Progress.After The Nobel Prizes Are Announced Each October, Do You Ever Wonder:" How Many Scientists Have Won Two Nobels During Their Career?" Could Nobels Run In Families?" Does Luck Ever Play A Role In A Nobel Award?" Have Any Undeserving Achievements Ever Been Recognized?" Have Some Deserving Individuals Been Passed Over?" What Do U.S. President S Roosevelt And Wilson Have In Common?" How Many Women Have Won The Nobel Prize In Economics?" Have Alfred Nobel S Purposes In Establishing The Awards Been Met?" Do Some Universities Have An Inside Track On Winning Nobels?" Has Immigration Played A Role In Awarding The Nobel Prize?" Why Have Nearly 30% Of The Nobel Prizes Gone To A Group Representing Only About .02% Of The World S Population?Learn The Fascinating Answers To These And Other Questions Discovered By Baruch A. Shalev, An Israeli Geneticist, Who Began Wondering Whether One Of The Principle Findings Of A Lifetime Of Animal Research Might Also Apply To Human Beings. After His Retirement, He Selected Nobel Prize-Winners As A Population Universe To Study. This Book Is The Result Of His Investigations.
|Author||: Ignacio Palacios-Huerta|
|Editor||: Mit Press|
This pithy and engaging volume shows that economists may be better equipped to predict the future than science fiction writers. Economists' ideas, based on both theory and practice, reflect their knowledge of the laws of human interactions as well as years of experimentation and reflection. Although perhaps not as screenplay-ready as a work of fiction, these economists' predictions are ready for their close-ups. In this book, ten prominent economists -- including Nobel laureates and several likely laureates -- offer their ideas about the world of the twenty-second century. In scenarios that range from the optimistic to the guardedly gloomy, these thinkers consider such topics as the transformation of work and wages, the continuing increase in inequality, the economic rise of China and India, the endlessly repeating cycle of crisis and (projected) recovery, the benefits of technology, the economic consequences of political extremism, and the long-range effects of climate change. For example, 2013 Nobelist Robert Shiller provides an innovative view of future risk management methods using information technology; and Martin Weitzman raises the intriguing but alarming possibility of using geoengineering techniques to mitigate the inevitable effects of climate change. Contributors Daron Acemoglu, Angus Deaton, Avinash K. Dixit, Edward L. Glaeser, Andreu Mas-Colell, John E. Roemer, Alvin E. Roth, Robert J. Shiller, Robert M. Solow, Martin L. Weitzman
100 Years Young Being the Story of the Woodstock Ontario Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce from 1877 to 1977
|Author||: W. Stewart (Walter Stewart) Lavell,Woodstock District Chamber of Commerce (Ont.)|
|Editor||: Woodstock, Ont. : s.n.|
|Author||: Daniel Maul|
|Editor||: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG|
This book is the first comprehensive account of the International Labour Organization’s 100-year history. At its heart is the concept of global social policy, which encompasses not only social policy in its national and international dimensions, but also development policy, world trade, international migration and human rights. The book focuses on the ILO’s roles as a key player in debates on poverty, social justice, wealth distribution and social mobility subjects and as a global forum for addressing these issues. The study puts in perspective the manifold ways in which the ILO has helped structure these debates and has made – through its standard-setting, technical cooperation and myriad other activities – practical contributions to the world of work and to global social policy.
|Author||: Horst Rogalla,Peter H. Kes|
|Editor||: Taylor & Francis|
Even a hundred years after its discovery, superconductivity continues to bring us new surprises, from superconducting magnets used in MRI to quantum detectors in electronics. 100 Years of Superconductivity presents a comprehensive collection of topics on nearly all the subdisciplines of superconductivity. Tracing the historical developments in superconductivity, the book includes contributions from many pioneers who are responsible for important steps forward in the field. The text first discusses interesting stories of the discovery and gradual progress of theory and experimentation. Emphasizing key developments in the early 1950s and 1960s, the book looks at how superconductivity started to permeate society and how most of today’s applications are based on the innovations of those years. It also explores the genuine revolution that occurred with the discovery of high temperature superconductors, leading to emerging applications in power storage and fusion reactors. Superconductivity has become a vast field and this full-color book shows how far it has come in the past 100 years. Along with reviewing significant research and experiments, leading scientists share their insight and experiences working in this exciting and evolving area.
|Author||: John London|
|Editor||: Intellect Books|
One hundred years after the publication of the founding manifesto of Futurism, there is a need to reassess the whole movement from its Italian roots to its international ramifications. In wide-ranging essays based on original research, John London’s edited collection examines both the original context and the cultural legacy of Futurism. Areas covered include Futurism and Fascism, the geopolitics of Futurism, translating Futurist texts and Futurism, feminism and the motorcar, meanwhile one section of the volume analyses attempts to perform Futurist ideas on stage. The book has a significant international relevance because of the wide-reaching nature of Futurism and diverse backgrounds of the contributing scholars. Offering unique new scholarship, all the contributions comprise new research on the Futurist movement and its legacy.
|Author||: Agneta Wallin Levinovitz,Nils Ringertz|
|Editor||: World Scientific|
"This wonderful book gives a comprehensive review of the Nobel prizes awarded since 1901 Reading the book is like reading a compressed history of humankind in the twentieth century. It shows how by and large the Nobel prizes have indeed tracked the epoch-making events in this turbulent century."M VeltmanNobel Laureate in Physics (1999)Emeritus Professor of PhysicsUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor
|Author||: Lynda Gratton,Andrew Scott|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
*A new edition of the international bestseller (a #1 bestseller in Japan), featuring a new preface* Does the thought of working for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a result of having so much extra time? Many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives: education, followed by work and then retirement. But this well-established pathway is already beginning to collapse – life expectancy is rising, final-salary pensions are vanishing, and increasing numbers of people are juggling multiple careers. Whether you are 18, 45 or 60, you will need to do things very differently from previous generations and learn to structure your life in completely new ways. The 100-Year Life is here to help. Drawing on the unique pairing of their experience in psychology and economics, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott offer a broad-ranging analysis as well as a raft of solutions, showing how to rethink your finances, your education, your career and your relationships and create a fulfilling 100-year life. · How can you fashion a career and life path that defines you and your values and creates a shifting balance between work and leisure? · What are the most effective ways of boosting your physical and mental health over a longer and more dynamic lifespan? · How can you make the most of your intangible assets – such as family and friends – as you build a productive, longer life? · In a multiple-stage life how can you learn to make the transitions that will be so crucial and experiment with new ways of living, working and learning? Shortlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and featuring a new preface, The 100-Year Life is a wake-up call that describes what to expect and considers the choices and options that you will face. It is also fundamentally a call to action for individuals, politicians, firms and governments and offers the clearest demonstration that a 100-year life can be a wonderful and inspiring one.
|Author||: John Oliver Coffey,Bernie Wood|
|Editor||: Huia Publishers|
100 Years: Maori Rugby League 1908-2008 tells the story of the New Zealand Maori Rugby League Team from its origins in 1908 to the present day. The book covers major matches, along with biographies of prominent players and administrators. A rich collection of stories and interviews with former players tells the reader what really happened off and on the field. The book has been thoroughly researched with information coming from England, France, Australia and throughout New Zealand, and it is illustrated with over 200 images. There have been no books specifically written on Maori involvement with rugby league, until now. 100 Years: Maori Rugby League 1908-2008 is about players, administrators and whanau. It's about the fabulous moments, the glories of victory and the agonies of defeat, and it gives a comprehensive story of Maori participation in rugby league.
History of the Town of Plymouth Connecticut with an Account of the Centennial Celebration May 14 and 15 1895