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Sauces: A Global History (Reaktion Books - Edible)
Maryann Tebben

Reaktion Books, 2014

Where would eggs benedict be without hollandaise, spaghetti without Bolognese, tortilla chips without salsa, or French fries without ketchup? A world without sauces is a dull and dry world indeed. But what exactly are sauces? How did they become a crucial element in every country’s cuisine? Maryann Tebben answers these questions in this flavorful history, giving sauces their due as a highly debatable but essential part of our culinary habits. ...


Global Babies
The Global Fund for Children

Charlesbridge, 2006

Appealing photos of babies from seventeen cultures around the globe are woven together by simple narration. GLOBAL BABIES presents children in cultural context. Diverse settings highlight specific differences in clothing, daily life, and traditions, as well as demonstrate that babies around the world are nurtured by the love, caring, and joy that surround them.


Global 2, Student Edition
Mike W. Peng

Cengage Learning, 2012

Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, *GLOBAL, 2E* is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners. Introduce students to success in global business today with strategic approach and unique coverage found in *GLOBAL, 2E*. Written by renowned international instructor, author, and consultant Mike Peng, *GLOBAL, 2E* is the first truly global business book to answer the ...


Figs: A Global History (Reaktion Books - Edible)
David Sutton

Reaktion Books, 2014

Lusciously sweet and with a complex texture, figs are both a nutritious culinary delicacy and an important symbol in religion and culture. Associated with Christmas since the time of Charles Dickens—not to mention Dionysus or the Garden of Eden—the fig is steeped in history. In this account of the festive fruit, David C. Sutton places the fig in its historical context, examining its peculiar origins and the importance it has garnered in so ...


Ivy Global's New SAT Guide, 1st Edition (Prep Book)
Ivy Global

Ivy Global, 2014

For students who will be taking the new, revised SAT test in 2016. Ivy Global's New SAT Guide (1st Edition) is the first, comprehensive test preparation book to help students ace the new 2016 SAT. The book features two full-length practice tests. With over 900 pages of drills, strategies, and SAT approaches, students will learn the strategies they need to succeed on the new 2016 SAT. This book has been written from scratch to address the ...


Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century
Geoffrey Parker

Yale University Press, 2014

Revolutions, droughts, famines, invasions, wars, regicides - the calamities of the mid-seventeenth century were not only unprecedented, they were agonisingly widespread. A global crisis extended from England to Japan, and from the Russian Empire to sub-Saharan Africa. North and South America, too, suffered turbulence. The distinguished historian Geoffrey Parker examines first-hand accounts of men and women throughout the world describing what ...


The Global Republic: America's Inadvertent Rise to World Power
Frank Ninkovich

University Of Chicago Press, 2014

For decades the United States has been the most dominant player on the world’s stage. The country’s economic authority, its globally forceful foreign policy, and its leading position in international institutions tend to be seen as the result of a long-standing, deliberate drive to become a major global force. Furthermore, it has become widely accepted that American exceptionalism—the belief that America is a country like no other in ...


Brandy: A Global History (Reaktion Books - Edible)
Becky Sue Epstein

Reaktion Books, 2014

Made from distilled wine, brandy has a long, noble tradition of refined consumption, but it has also recently experienced a surge in popularity thanks to new cocktail trends. Brandy chronicles the history of this very popular spirit, traveling from medieval alchemists to present-day drink mixologists and exploring brandy’s production and consumption from the Middle Ages to today. Delving into brand’s fascinating story, Becky Sue Epstein ...


Rice: A Global History (Reaktion Books - Edible)
Renee Marton

Reaktion Books, 2014

From jambalaya to risotto, curry to nasi kandar, few foods are as ubiquitous in our meals as rice. A dietary staple and indispensable agricultural product from Asia to the Americas, the grain can be found in Michelin restaurants and family kitchens alike. In this engaging culinary history, Renee Marton explores the role rice has played in society and the food economy as it journeyed from its beginnings in Asia and West Africa to global ...


Mike W. Peng

Cengage Learning, 2009

Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with feedback from both students and faculty, GLOBAL is an engaging and accessible solution designed to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners. GLOBAL takes a strategic and truly global approach as it answers the pressing question, "What determines the success and failure of firms around the globe?" This up-to-date presentation from renowned international ...


Don't Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership
Wesley K. Clark

PublicAffairs, 2014

With the end of the Cold War came not the end of history, but the end of America’s sense of its strategic purpose in the world. Then, after a decade of drift, the US was violently dragged back into international conflict. Its armed forces responded magnificently but its leaders’ objectives were substantially flawed. We fought the wrong war—twice—for reasons that were opaque, and few American citizens understood the cause for which their ...


Open Secret: The Global Banking Conspiracy That Swindled Investors Out of Billions
Erin Arvedlund

Portfolio Hardcover, 2014

“Gaming the LIBOR—that is, fixing the price of money—had become just that: a game. Playing it was the price of admission to a club of men who socialized together, skied in Europe courtesy of brokers and expense accounts, and reaped million-dollar bonuses.” In the midst of the financial crisis of 2008, rumors swirled that a sinister scandal was brewing deep in the heart of London. Some suspected that behind closed doors, a group of chummy ...


Global Baby Boys (Global Fund for Children Books)
Maya Ajmera

Charlesbridge, 2014

In this companion book to Global Baby Girls, appealing photographs of baby boys from around the globe celebrate diversity.


Global Health Nursing: Narratives From the Field

Springer Publishing Company, 2014

“The narratives in this book offer rare and much-needed insight into the lived experiences and contributions of the largest cadre of global health workers: The nurses who have dedicated their careers and their lives to serving the world’s poor.” — Paul Farmer , MD, PhD, Kolokotrones University Professor Harvard University; Co-Founder, Partners in Health Global health nursing—as a career or as a time-limited experience in ...


Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo

PublicAffairs, 2012

Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics , Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two practical visionaries working toward ending world poverty, answer these questions from the ground. In a book the Wall Street Journal called “marvelous, rewarding,” the authors tell how the stress of living on less than 99 cents per day encourages the poor to ...


Global Rules: America, Britain and a Disordered World
Prof. James E. Cronin

Yale University Press, 2014

The Second World War created and the Cold War sustained a “special relationship” between America and Britain, and the terms on which that decades-long conflict ended would become the foundation of a new world order. In this penetrating analysis, a new history of recent global politics, author James Cronin explores the dramatic reconfiguring of western foreign policy that was necessitated by the interlinked crises of the 1970s and the ...


The Global Expatriate's Guide to Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat
Andrew Hallam

Wiley, 2014

Most of the world’s 200 million expats float in stormy seas without life preservers. Few can contribute to their home country social programs. So they're often left to fend for themselves when they retire. Their investments have to make up the slack. But dangers lurk.  Many financial advisors are hungry wolves.  Your money suffers when their commissions soar. This book shows fair alternatives to this racket, while answering some of an ...


Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy

Holt Paperbacks, 2004

“Important and provocative . . . There are many tempting reasons to pick up Global Woman.” —The New York Times Women are moving around the globe as never before. But for every female executive racking up frequent flier miles, there are multitudes of women whose journeys go unnoticed. Each year, millions leave third world countries to work in the homes, nurseries, and brothels of the first world. This broad-scale transfer of labor results ...


Global Business Today
Charles W. L. Hill

McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2013

Charles Hill's Global Business Today, 8e has become the most widely used text in the International Business market because its: Current –it is comprehensive and up-to-date. Application Rich –it goes beyond an uncritical presentation and shallow explanation of the body of knowledge. Relevant –it focuses on managerial implications. Integrated –it maintains a tight, integrated flow between chapters, and incorporates ancillary ...


The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business
Erin Meyer

PublicAffairs, 2014

Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain where people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together. When you have Americans who precede anything negative ...



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