Planet Google

Author: Randall Stross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416546962
Release Date: 2009-09-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Draws on interviews with Google's CEO and the heads of its newest businesses to trace the story of the company's ambitions and influence, covering such topics as its acquisition of YouTube and its role in reshaping business and culture.

Basic Epidemiology

Author: R. Bonita
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9789241547079
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

Basic epidemiology provides an introduction to the core principles and methods of epidemiology, with a special emphasis on public health applications in developing countries. This edition includes chapters on the nature and uses of epidemiology; the epidemiological approach to defining and measuring the occurrence of health-related states in populations; the strengths and limitations of epidemiological study designs; and the role of epidemiology in evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of health care. The book has a particular emphasis on modifiable environmental factors and encourages the application of epidemiology to the prevention of disease and the promotion of health, including environmental and occupational health.

Arrow

Author: Titan Books
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 1783295228
Release Date: 2016-03-18
Genre: Performing Arts

Arrow - ​Oliver Queen's Dossier collates the intelligence Oliver Queen has uncovered on nefarious business dealings and criminal activity in Starling City, with "top secret" records on his alter-ego Arrow since his return from Lian Yu. Includes hard copy duplicates of confidential government and business documents acquired by Oliver and Felicity Smoak, top secret schematics for Arrow's weaponry, and Queen family records. Arrow is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow. The series follows billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, portrayed by Stephen Amell (Private Practice, Heartland), who, after five years of being stranded on a hostile island, returns home to fight crime and corruption as a secret vigilante whose weapon of choice is a bow and arrow. (s14)ARROW and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and � DC Comics.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY The Ultimate Guide to Supernatural

Author: The Editors of Entertainment Weekly
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
ISBN: 9781683309475
Release Date: 2017-09-29
Genre: Performing Arts

Saving people and hunting demons: ItÕs the family business For 12 seasons, no demon, ghost, nor monster has been safe from Sam and Dean Winchester, the daring brothers and heroes of hit television show Supernatural. Combining elements of horror, thriller, drama, and comedy, this fan favorite explores the world of the paranormal, with brief forays into heaven and hellÑand family relationshipsÑevery week. As the longtime hit from the CW enters its lucky 13th season, now is the time to time to catch up with an all-new Special Edition from Entertainment Weekly, The Ultimate Guide to Supernatural. Packed with photographs from each season, a whoÕs who of heaven and hell, and a full episode guide to all 12 seasonsÑplus exclusive interviews with stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins, along with a guide to the guest stars, the top ten guests, and our expert ranking of each and every episode, this is a must-have for all Supernatural fans. ThereÕs even a superfan set-visit diary from S.E. Hinton, the renowned author of The Outsiders! You should pick up your copy now . . . because you always have a choice.

Supernatural The Official Coloring Book

Author: Insight Editions
Publisher: Insight Editions
ISBN: 160887818X
Release Date: 2016-09-20
Genre: Fiction

Based on WB’s hit show Supernatural, this deluxe coloring book features line art and patterns inspired by Dean, Sam, Castiel, and the monsters that they hunt. The perfect gift for the aspiring hunter, this gorgeous coloring book is filled with detailed illustrations of the characters and creatures of Supernatural. From the rich black of the Winchesters’ car to the blood red of a devil’s trap, the world of Supernatural is yours to design and color. Featuring patterns inspired by Dean, Sam, Castiel, Crowley, and a host of angels, demons, and other creatures, these minutely detailed drawings offer hours of creative fun.

World Migration Report 2018

Author: United Nations Publications
Publisher: UN
ISBN: 9290687428
Release Date: 2018-01-15
Genre: Political Science

This report is the ninth in the world migration report series which is designed as a substantive contribution to increasing the understanding of current and strategic migration issues throughout the world. It presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues. It is structured to focus on two key contributions for readers: Part I: key information on migration and migrants (including migration-related statistics); and Part II: balanced, evidence-based analysis of complex and emerging migration issues. The two parts are intended to provide both overview information that helps to explain migration patterns and processes globally and regionally, as well as insights and recommendations on major issues that policymakers are - or soon - will be grappling with.

I m Feeling Lucky

Author: Douglas Edwards
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9780547549033
Release Date: 2011-07-12
Genre: Religion

A marketing director’s story of working at a startup called Google in the early days of the tech boom: “Vivid inside stories . . . Engrossing” (Ken Auletta). Douglas Edwards wasn’t an engineer or a twentysomething fresh out of school when he received a job offer from a small but growing search engine company at the tail end of the 1990s. But founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin needed staff to develop the brand identity of their brainchild, and Edwards fit the bill with his journalistic background at the San Jose Mercury News, the newspaper of Silicon Valley. It was a change of pace for Edwards, to say the least, and put him in a unique position to interact with and observe the staff as Google began its rocket ride to the top. In entertaining, self-deprecating style, he tells his story of participating in this moment of business and technology history, giving readers a chance to fully experience the bizarre mix of camaraderie and competition at this phenomenal company. Edwards, Google’s first director of marketing and brand management, describes the idiosyncratic Page and Brin, the evolution of the famously nonhierarchical structure in which every employee finds a problem to tackle and works independently, the races to develop and implement each new feature, and the many ideas that never came to pass. I’m Feeling Lucky reveals what it’s like to be “indeed lucky, sort of an accidental millionaire, a reluctant bystander in a sea of computer geniuses who changed the world. This is a rare look at what happened inside the building of the most important company of our time” (Seth Godin, author of Linchpin). “An affectionate, compulsively readable recounting of the early years (1999–2005) of Google . . . This lively, thoughtful business memoir is more entertaining than it really has any right to be, and should be required reading for startup aficionados.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Edwards recounts Google’s stumbles and rise with verve and humor and a generosity of spirit. He kept me turning the pages of this engrossing tale.” —Ken Auletta, author of Greed and Glory on Wall Street “Funny, revealing, and instructive, with an insider’s perspective I hadn’t seen anywhere before. I thought I had followed the Google story closely, but I realized how much I’d missed after reading—and enjoying—this book.” —James Fallows, author of China Airborne

The National Security Strategy of the United States of America

Author: United States. President (2001-2009 : Bush)
Publisher:
ISBN: 1884381170
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

"The U.S. national security strategy will be based on a distinctly American internationalism that reflects the union of the values and our national interest. The aim of this strategy is to help make the world not just safer but better. Our goals on the path to progress are clear: political and economic freedom, peaceful relations with other states, and respect for human dignity"--Page 1.

Fierce and Fragile Big Cats in the Art of Robert Dallet

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 2330057601
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Genre:

In keeping with Hermès' theme for 2016, "Nature at a Gallop," this album is devoted to the work of Robert Dallet (1923-2006). Dallet, a French painter and illustrator, devoted his life to the representation of wildlife, especially the beauty of big cats. This work presents a previously unpublished selection of watercolors and sketches, paying tribute to the talent and sensitivity of an animal painter adopted by Hermès. The account is also an act of defiance against the gradual disappearance of a threatened world. Professor Alan Rabinowitz, Director of the Panthera Corporation in New York, looks at Robert Dallet's work from a zoological perspective; Dominique Baqué, a professor at Université Paris VIII, examines its place in the history of Western animal painting; and the writer Nadine Coleno looks at the encounter between the artist and Hermès, which gave birth to over 20 beautiful silk prints.

Spring Awakening

Author: Steven Sater
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781458767066
Release Date: 2010-02
Genre: Performing Arts

Spring Awakening is an extraordinary new rock musical with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Grammy Award-nominated recording artist Duncan Sheik. Inspired by Frank Wedekind's controversial 1891 play about teenage sexuality and society's efforts to control it, the piece seamlessly merges past and present, underscoring the timelessness of adolescent angst and the universality of human passion.

The Design of Everyday Things

Author: Don Norman
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465072996
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Business & Economics

The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.

The Walking Dead

Author: Insight Editions
Publisher: Insights
ISBN: 1608874435
Release Date: 2014-09-12
Genre: Art

A follow-up to the successful The Walking Dead: The Poster Collection, this second volume brings together even more gloriously gory posters from AMC’s hit TV show. Following the huge success of Insight Editions’ first The Walking Dead poster book, this second volume brings together even more gloriously gory posters from AMC’s hit television series. Along with all new imagery from the third and fourth seasons, this new book features exclusive artwork from Hero Complex’s The Walking Dead gallery and amazing images of the most gruesomely memorable Walkers from the show.

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

Author: Christopher B. Field
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107380103
Release Date: 2012-05-28
Genre: Science

This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC-SREX) explores the challenge of understanding and managing the risks of climate extremes to advance climate change adaptation. Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. Changes in the frequency and severity of the physical events affect disaster risk, but so do the spatially diverse and temporally dynamic patterns of exposure and vulnerability. Some types of extreme weather and climate events have increased in frequency or magnitude, but populations and assets at risk have also increased, with consequences for disaster risk. Opportunities for managing risks of weather- and climate-related disasters exist or can be developed at any scale, local to international. Prepared following strict IPCC procedures, SREX is an invaluable assessment for anyone interested in climate extremes, environmental disasters and adaptation to climate change, including policymakers, the private sector and academic researchers.