The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and by Jacob Soll

By Jacob Soll

Even if construction a highway or combating a warfare, leaders from old Mesopotamia to the current have trusted monetary accounting to trace their state’s resources and advisor its rules. uncomplicated accounting instruments similar to auditing and double-entry bookkeeping shape the root of contemporary capitalism and the geographical region. but our appreciation for accounting and its formative function all through heritage continues to be minimum at best—and we stay ignorant at our peril. The 2008 monetary challenge is just the newest instance of the way bad or dicy practices can shake, or even convey down, whole societies.

In The Reckoning, historian and MacArthur “Genius” Award-winner Jacob Soll offers a sweeping background of accounting, drawing on a wealth of examples from over a millennia of human historical past to bare how accounting has formed kingdoms, empires, and whole civilizations. The Medici relations of fifteenth century Florence used the double-entry option to win the loyalty in their consumers, yet finally started to misrepresent their money owed, finally contributing to the industrial decline of the Florentine nation itself. within the seventeenth and 18th centuries, eu rulers avoided sincere accounting, realizing that exact bookkeeping may constrain their spending and throw their legitimacy into query. and in reality, while King Louis XVI’s director of funds released the crown’s debts in 1781, his revelations provoked a public outcry that helped to gasoline the French Revolution. whilst obvious accounting ultimately took carry within the nineteenth Century, the perform helped England identify a world empire. yet either inept and willfully misused accounting persist, because the catastrophic inventory industry Crash of 1929 and the nice Recession of 2008 have made all too clear.

A masterwork of monetary and political background, and a substantially new viewpoint at the fresh prior, The Reckoning compels us to work out how accounting is a necessary tool of serious associations and nations—and person who, in our more and more obvious and interconnected global, hasn't ever been extra very important.

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Videoblogging For Dummies by Stephanie Cottrell Bryant

By Stephanie Cottrell Bryant

Have you felt the urge to proportion the exciting and insightful issues that take place on your daily international? received a message you’d wish to get throughout to others? A reason you will have humans to help? A videoblog enables you to percentage no matter what you decide in a colourful, attention-grabbing approach that will get attention—and moreover, videoblogging is fun!
Grab Videoblogging For Dummies and placed your videoblog at the quick tune. You’ll see how to<ul type="disc">
• assemble and use videoblogging tools
• come to a decision what you will have your videoblog to do
• Plan content material and edit your footage
• arrange a video webhosting account and publish your videoblog
• Create an entire “show”
• Videoblog competently, with no compromising your safeguard or others’ privacy

Of direction, an effective way to get an concept of what you must do together with your videoblog (or vlog, as you’ll be calling it while you’re an insider) is to take a look at different people’s vlogs. You’ll locate information regarding that during Videoblogging For Dummies too, together with the place to discover videoblogs and the way to establish RSS feeds. And you’ll see how vlogs can impact public opinion, supply clean viewpoints, and be terrifically entertaining.

Written by way of a real videoblogging pioneer —Stephanie Cottrell Bryant introduced her first vlog in 2005, and now offers seminars on videoblogging topics—Videoblogging For Dummies grants the news on<ul type="disc">
• deciding on and software program you must start, plus an idea of what it’s going to cost
• including the additional bells and whistles touches that might get your vlog noticed
• identifying no matter if to script your vlog or make it “reality TV”, facing “vid fright”, and making folks cozy earlier than your camera
• checking out who your viewers is, getting suggestions, and fine-tuning your vlog
• Giving your vlog a transparent identity
• turning into a citizen journalist, an suggest, or a small-screen motion picture producer
• enhancing, including soundtracks, operating with dossier codecs, and publicizing your vlog

Videoblogging helps you to show off your artwork, keep up a correspondence with family and friends, make new neighbors, or do your half to aid resolve the world’s difficulties. Videoblogging For Dummies is the enjoyable and simple way to start!

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Lead with Wisdom: How Wisdom Transforms Good Leaders into by Mark Strom

By Mark Strom

A pragmatic advisor for best others with knowledge, integrity, and humanity
This e-book argues that groovy management calls for knowledge. instead of a formulaic managerial method of management, Lead with knowledge offers the case for management in keeping with our shared humanity and the tales that unite us. What emerges is a version of management in line with studying to learn key styles of human adventure: the best way language shapes our truth, how we shape new that means via dialog, how relationships ensure effect and the way we take care of uncertainty.

It provides readers with the instruments and illustrated examples to enforce the 4 arts of major properly: find out how to draw out and create a brand new tale within the association, how to define and leverage the brilliance of individuals, tips to converse with promise to revive that means and wish, and the way to teach grace in facing the main difficult humans and circumstances.

Offers a management strategy rooted in our shared humanity and the tales which unite and outline us
Ideal for company leaders, heart managers, directors, and somebody else with administration responsibilities
Written by means of a well-liked speaker on management and the writer of Arts of the clever chief, with own CEO event and a PhD within the historical past of ideas
Structured as one key proposal according to web page or double web page unfold with funky line drawings aiding the recommendations and skills
For somebody who desires to lead with knowledge, integrity, and humanity, Lead with knowledge bargains a welcome replacement to normally robot and formulaic management suggestions.

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Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running by Bryon Powell

By Bryon Powell

<span>Marathons became too effortless for a few runners. What was the top of fulfillment in a runner's existence is now a stepping stone for amazing event in ultramarathoning. The variety of ultrarunners--those working distances of 50k (31 miles), 50 miles, 100k (62 miles), or a hundred miles--is turning out to be astronomically each one year.</span>
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<span>Dean Karnazes' <span>Ultramarathon guy </span>and Chris McDougall's <span>Born to Run </span>have encouraged tens of hundreds of thousands to aim those likely superhuman distances. yet to date, there was no functional advisor to ultramarathoning. Now, Bryon Powell has written <span>Relentless ahead development, </span>the first how-to guide for aspiring ultrarunners. Powell covers each point of education for and racing extremely distances. alongside the best way, greater than a dozen elites and specialists, together with Geoff Roes, Krissy Moehl, Michael Wardian, Dave Mackey, and David Horton, supply useful suggestion on working ultramarathons. through its end, this encyclopedic quantity prepares runners for going farther than they've got ever long gone ahead of and, within the method, indicates them that they're able to the "impossible." </span>

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The 10 Football Matches That Changed the World: And The One by Jim Murphy

By Jim Murphy

The statement that ‘football isn’t an issue of existence or loss of life, it’s even more very important than that’ has been confirmed time and again all through smooth background. It has reinforced tyrants and helped depose them; contributed to clash and created ceasefires. it's been an incubator of racism at domestic and helped deliver down a racist regime in a foreign country; formed towns, replaced cultures and encouraged resistance. Its effect is as dynamic because the online game itself.

In this attention-grabbing exploration, Jim Murphy takes us on a trip world wide and during the years, from Franco’s Spain to Africa’s Alcatraz, Robben Island. Charting the fit that sparked a relevant American conflict, the Barcelona group threatened at gunpoint, and the sport that helped retailer Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, between a lot else, Murphy lends a clean new point of view to a couple of the main iconic moments in foreign soccer. mixing a love of the sport with an appreciation of its position in worldwide occasions, this can be an authoritative and infrequently funny mixture of game and historical past, that includes interesting first-hand insights from these so much desirous about the 10 fits that modified the area … and the person who didn’t.

Jim Murphy is the Labour Member of Parliament for East Renfrewshire. he's a former united kingdom cupboard minister and has held various ministerial roles in Tony Blair and Gordon Brown's governments. He used to be born and raised in Glasgow prior to his kinfolk emigrated to South Africa. within the Eighties, he again to the united kingdom to prevent conscription into the South African military throughout the apartheid period. He has a lifelong love of soccer and is a Celtic season price tag holder, even if at forty-six he's well beyond his footballing best. the home of Commons soccer crew is among the basically squad within the kingdom the place, regardless of his age, he might nonetheless be thought of the younger mid box box-to-box runner.

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Suspicion Nation: Trayvon Martin-Zimmerman Trial by Lisa Bloom

By Lisa Bloom

What went unsuitable backstage within the Trayvon Martin case? Why does the US undergo such a lot of tragic shootings like this one? those are the questions on the middle of Suspicion Nation.

Bestselling writer, trial lawyer, and NBC information analyst Lisa Bloom lined the homicide trial and was once appalled by way of what she witnessed. Bloom now exposes the injustice, accomplishing new in-depth interviews with key trial contributors and digging deeper into the proof. Suspicion state outlines the six largest error made by means of the kingdom of Florida that assured it can lose this “winnable case,” and the legislation and biases that created the stipulations for this tragedy.

The merely nonwhite juror tells her tale of painful isolation within the jury room. Rachel Jeantel, the state's famous person witness, finds how poorly the kingdom ready her to testify and what went via her brain at the stand. The medical expert unearths medical facts he wasn’t allowed to offer. And a brand new exam of Trayvon's tuition suspensions increases questions on racial profiling, all in a rustic divided over problems with race, gun legislation, and violence.

Suspicion state is a riveting court drama that shines a brilliant gentle on a case we in simple terms suggestion we knew.

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Apache Solr 3 Enterprise Search Server by David Smiley, Eric Pugh

By David Smiley, Eric Pugh

Enhance your seek with faceted navigation, outcome highlighting, relevancy ranked sorting, and more
* accomplished info on Apache Solr three with examples and assistance so that you can concentrate on the $64000 parts
* Integration examples with databases, web-crawlers, XSLT, Java & embedded-Solr, Hypertext Preprocessor & Drupal, JavaScript, Ruby frameworks
* suggestion on information modeling, deployment concerns to incorporate safeguard, logging, and tracking, and recommendation on scaling Solr and measuring performance
* An replace of the best-selling identify on Solr 1.4

In Detail

If you're a developer construction an app at the present time then you definately know the way very important a great seek adventure is. Apache Solr, outfitted on Apache Lucene, is a wildly well known open resource firm seek server that simply can provide strong seek and faceted navigation positive aspects which are elusive with databases. Solr helps complicated seek standards, faceting, outcome highlighting, query-completion, question spell-check, relevancy tuning, and more.

Apache Solr three firm seek Server is a entire reference consultant for each characteristic Solr has to provide. It serves the reader correct from initiation to improvement to deployment. It additionally comes with whole working examples to illustrate its use and express how you can combine Solr with different languages and frameworks.

Through utilizing a wide set of metadata approximately artists, releases, and tracks courtesy of the undertaking, you've gotten a trying out floor for Solr, and should methods to import this knowledge in quite a few methods. you'll then how one can seek this knowledge in several methods, together with Solr's wealthy question syntax and "boosting" fit ratings according to list data.

Finally, we'll disguise quite a few deployment issues to incorporate indexing innovations and performance-oriented configuration that may make it easier to scale Solr to satisfy the wishes of a high-volume site.

What you'll examine from this book
* layout a schema to incorporate textual content indexing info like tokenization, stemming, and synonyms
* Import info utilizing a number of codecs like CSV, XML, and from databases, and extract textual content from universal record formats
* seek utilizing Solr's wealthy question syntax, practice geospatial searches, and effect relevancy order
* increase seek effects with faceting, question spell-checking, auto-completing queries, highlighted seek effects, and more
* combine a bunch of applied sciences with Solr from the server part to client-side JavaScript, to frameworks like Drupal
* Scale Solr by way of studying how you can track it and the way to take advantage of replication and sharding


The e-book is written as a reference consultant. It comprises absolutely operating examples in keeping with a real-world public information set.

Who this booklet is written for

This publication is for builders who are looking to easy methods to use Apache Solr of their functions. basically uncomplicated programming talents are needed.

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Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian

By Sima Qian

Sima Qian (145?-90? BCE) used to be the 1st significant chinese language historian. His "Shiji," or "Records of the Grand Historian," files the historical past of China and its neighboring international locations from the traditional prior to his personal time. those 3 volumes hide the Qin and Han dynasties.

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Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver by Mark Feldman, Lawrence S. Friedman, Lawrence J. Brandt

By Mark Feldman, Lawrence S. Friedman, Lawrence J. Brandt

Make optimum use of the most recent recommendations, applied sciences, and coverings with Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver disorder - the necessary info resource during this wide box! Edited via Mark Feldman, MD, Lawrence S. Friedman, MD, and Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, this ninth variation equips you with the accrued wisdom of hundreds of thousands of revered experts from all over the world, supporting you to beat your entire most complicated medical demanding situations and take advantage of powerful use of the most recent suggestions, applied sciences, and coverings. major updates on bariatric surgical procedure, Barrett's esophagus, and lots of different evolving components hold your perform present. Full-text on-line entry comprises downloadable illustrations and hyperlinks to reference abstracts. the outcome is still the fundamental middle reference in gastroenterology and hepatology.

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