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The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
Daniel Yergin

Penguin Books, 2012

A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize . In The Quest , Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, ...


Remaking College: Innovation and the Liberal Arts

Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013

As one of the most successful educational enterprises in American history, the residential liberal arts college has long been emulated across all spectrums of undergraduate education in the United States and increasingly around the world. These schools are characterized by broad-based curricula, small class size, and interaction between students and faculty. Aimed at developing students’ intellectual literacy and critical-thinking skills ...


Remaking Teams: The Revolutionary Research-Based Guide that Puts Theory Into Practice
Theresa Kline

Pfeiffer, 1999

Revolutionize your teams! Teams are a pervasive part of today's organizational landscape. Yet most teams consistantly underperform and many fail. Why? All your answers are here. This book, based on case studies, over 50 years of research, and the personal experience of the author, offers a much-needed holistic approach to making both new and existing teams more successful. As a practioner, you'll use this proven approach for fostering effective ...


The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
Samuel P. Huntington

Simon & Schuster, 2011

The classic study of post-Cold War international relations, more relevant than ever in the post-9/11 world, with a new foreword by Zbigniew Brzezinski. Since its initial publication, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order has become a classic work of international relations and one of the most influential books ever written about foreign affairs. An insightful and powerful analysis of the forces driving global politics, it ...


Remaking a Garden: The Laskett Gardens Transformed
Roy Strong

Frances Lincoln, 2014

The garden at the Laskett in Herefordshire is always described as the largest formal garden laid out in Britain since the war and one of most important and interesting gardens of the second half of the twentieth century. It was made by Roy Strong and his wife, theatre designer Julia Trevelyan Oman, between 1973 and 2003. In the latter year Roy's book about the garden and how it was made ( The Laskett: the story of a garden ) was published, ...


From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia
Pankaj Mishra

Picador, 2013

A Financial Times and The Economist Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice A SURPRISING, GRIPPING NARRATIVE DEPICTING THE THINKERS WHOSE IDEAS SHAPED CONTEMPORARY CHINA, INDIA, AND THE MUSLIM WORLD A little more than a century ago, independent thinkers across Asia sought to frame a distinct intellectual tradition that would inspire the continent’s rise to dominance. Yet this did not come to pass, and ...


Remaking Friends: How Progressive Friends Changed Quakerism & Helped Save America
Chuck Fager

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

The Progressive Quakers, though long forgotten by historians, were the radical seed of activist American religion in much of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Remaking Friends is the first book to tell their unique, exciting story. Emerging in the decades before the Civil War, the movement included pioneer crusaders for abolition and women’s rights. They challenged authoritarianism in churches and questioned many traditional ...


Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
Michael Braungart, William McDonough

North Point Press, 2002

A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. As William McDonough and Michael Braungart argue in their provocative, visionary book, however, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 ...


Remaking America: Democracy and Public Policy in an Age of Inequality

Russell Sage Foundation, 2010


Remaking, 2010

From the author of DESERT PLACES, ABANDON, and “Serial,” comes this short story which is an excellent and affordable introduction to the author’s work. In “Remaking,” tragic events unfold in a snowy, sleepy Colorado town. From the first scene, in which a man sits alone in the cold, watching a father and son in a diner, you know something is about to go horribly wrong. You may think you know what’s happening, but in this thrilling, ...


Remaking Health Care in America, Second Edition
Stephen M. Shortell, Robin R. Gillies, ...

Jossey-Bass, 2000

Stephen Shortell, one the country's leading health care management authorities, and his team of experts use the most current data available to update their classic book Remaking Health Care in America. This expanded second edition includes a clear conceptual framework for health care leaders who must develop more integrative systems of care to meet the challenge of the evolving health care industry. The book also provides practical suggestions ...


The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism
Theda Skocpol, Vanessa Williamson

Oxford University Press, 2013

On February 19, 2009, Cnbc commentator Rick Santelli stood on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and delivered a rant against government programs to shore up the housing market in the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression. Ridiculing "losers" who could not pay their mortgages, Santelli invited America's" Over the next two years, conservative activists took to the streets and airways, built hundreds of local Tea Party ...


Remaking the North American Food System: Strategies for Sustainability (Our Sustainable Future)

University of Nebraska Press, 2009

Food and agriculture are in the news daily. Stories in the media highlight issues of abundance, deprivation, pleasure, risk, health, community, and identity. Remaking the North American Food System examines the resurgence of interest in rebuilding the links between agricultural production and food consumption as a way to overcome some of the negative implications of industrial and globalizing trends in the food and agricultural system.   ...


ReMaking America
Richard McCormack, Eric Garfinkel, ...

Alliance for American Manufacturing, 2013

BOOK IN STOCK. SHIPS ASAP. "A sophisticated, persuasive argument that Made in America means a stronger America." - Kirkus Reviews Since the Industrial Revolution, the prosperity of America has depended on the strength of its manufacturing base. America is risking the future of its manufacturing sector, and with it the economic health of the nation and the standard of living of its people. Our competitors understand what's at stake and are ...


Remaking Beijing: Tiananmen Square and the Creation of a Political Space
Wu Hung

University Of Chicago Press, 2005

In 1949, Beijing still retained nearly all of its time-honored character and magnificence. But when Chairman Mao rejected the proposal to build a new capital for the People's Republic of China and decided to stay in the ancient city, he initiated a long struggle to transform Beijing into a shining beacon of socialism. So began the remaking of the city into a modern metropolis rife with monuments, public squares, exhibition halls, and government ...


The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931
Adam Tooze

Viking Adult, 2014

A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. The heart of the financial system shifted from London to New York. The infinite demands for men and matériel reached into countries far from the front. The strain of the war ravaged all economic and political ...


The Origin of Wealth: The Radical Remaking of Economics and What it Means for Business and Society
Eric D. Beinhocker

Harvard Business Review Press, 2007

Over 6.4 billion people participate in a $36.5 trillion global economy, designed and overseen by no one. How did this marvel of self-organized complexity evolve? How is wealth created within this system? And how can wealth be increased for the benefit of individuals, businesses, and society? In The Origin of Wealth , Eric D. Beinhocker argues that modern science provides a radical perspective on these age-old questions, with far-reaching ...


Remaking the Modern: Space, Relocation, and the Politics of Identity in a Global Cairo
Farha Ghannam

University of California Press, 2002

In an effort to restyle Cairo into a global capital that would meet the demands of tourists and investors and to achieve President Anwar Sadat's goal to modernize the housing conditions of the urban poor, the Egyptian government relocated residents from what was deemed valuable real estate in downtown Cairo to public housing on the outskirts of the city. Based on more than two years of ethnographic fieldwork among five thousand working-class ...


Times Square Roulette: Remaking the City Icon
Lynne B. Sagalyn

The MIT Press, 2003

The spectacularly successful transformation of Times Square has become a model for other cities. From its beginning as Longacre Square, Times Square's commercialism, signage, cultural diversity, and social tolerance have been deeply embedded in New York City's psyche. Its symbolic role guaranteed that any plan for its renewal would push the hot buttons of public controversy: free ...


Remaking the World: Adventures in Engineering
Henry Petroski

Vintage, 1998

Science/Engineering "Petroski has an inquisitive mind, and he is a fine writer. . . . [He] takes us on a lively tour of engineers, their creations and their necessary turns of mind."   --Los Angeles Times From the Ferris wheel to the integrated circuit, feats of engineering have changed our environment in countless ways, big and small. In Remaking the World: Adventures in Engineering, Duke University's Henry Petroski focuses on the big: ...



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