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On The Edge

Author : Anthony Giddens
ISBN : 9781448130269
Genre : Political Science
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Capitalism has become the universal social and economic order of our time. The capitalism of today, however, differs from that of previous eras; with intensifying globalisation, flexible organisations, and new forms of class divisions. Globalisation brings new possibilities, but also new risks, ranging from degradation of the environment to the concentrated control of the media. On the Edge comprises original essays by, among others, Polly Toynbee, Richard Senett and George Soros. They chart the contours of contemporary capitalism, analyse the role of the business firm, and consider whether the new capitalism is compatible with social cohesion and social justice. They discuss capitalism both as a form of culture and as an influence on daily life, and ask if capitalism has any viable rivals at the turn of the millennium.
Category: Political Science

Barrio On The Edge

Author : Alejandro Morales
ISBN : 092753472X
Genre : Fiction
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Barrio on the Edge/Caras viejas y vino nuevo presents contemporary barrio life through the eyes of two teenage boys - the self-destructive and irresponsible Julian, and Mateo, his friend and admirer. These two viewpoints come to represent larger conflicts within a community in which the shared values of friendship, family, and religion are menaced by generational conflicts and the increasing role of violence, drugs, and brutal sexuality in barrio life. The Spanish is paired with a new English translation by Francisco A. Lomeli prepared with the author's collaboration. The volume includes an introduction by the translator and a bibliography of works by and about Morales.
Category: Fiction

Competing On The Edge

Author : Shona L. Brown
ISBN : 0875847544
Genre : Business & Economics
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In their startling new book, authors Brown and Eisenhardt contend that to prosper in today's fiercely competitive business environments, a new paradigm--competing on the edge--must be implemented as a new survival strategy. This book focuses on specific management dilemmas and illustrates solutions that work when the name of the game is change.
Category: Business & Economics

On The Edge

Author : Margarita Mercedes Balmaceda
ISBN : 9639116807
Genre : Political Science
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"The expansion of NATO up to Ukraine's borders is likely to leave Ukraine in a delicate position vis-a-vis Russia. On the Edge addresses key questions, such as: how are events in Ukraine affecting the security calculations of the Central European states; Central European relations with Russia and NATO; and relations among Central European states themselves? The volume examines what Central European states can do to solidify Ukraine's independence and help it avoid international isolation." "On the Edge gives a Central European perspective on all these issues and suggests concrete forms of co-operation."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Political Science

On The Edge

Author : Kiran Mani
ISBN : 9780470823040
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Technology infrastructure decisions always carry some degree of uncertainty– from large corporations down to small and medium businesses. Straight to the Point will help companies to understand more about Blade Servers and assist them in determining if Blade Servers are right for their organization. This book is definitely a must read for any IT Manager thinking about Blade Servers." ––Chris Perrine, COO & EVP of Sales & Marketing, Springboard Research "Blade server computing combined with virtualization technology introduces a new data center paradigm where the potential values to the enterprise are limitless, and fear not; Straight to the Point′ is here to get you started on a journey you won′t look back!" ––William Wu, Asia Pacific Server Manager, Intel Corporation "Searching for right technology to suit your business, while being fully aware of technology′s dynamic and rapid evolution, is much like a search for the Holy Grail. ′Straight to the Point′ illuminates your path. However, you will still need the courage to make your own decisions." ––Alok Ohrie, Managing Director, AMD India "IDC believes that blades will become the next big battleground for server vendors, which means more innovation and better value for end–users. It is a platform that is focused on addressing tomorrow′s problem for the endusers. This book provides great commentary in a simple language to illustrate the benefits of deploying blades. The real life customer examples further helps to communicate the value–proposition of this innovative form factor." ––Avneesh Saxena, Vice President, Asia/Pacific Systems,Storage and Software Research IDC "With processors getting more and more powerful, the importance of leveraging the available computing power to get more out of it has become essential for every business. Blade servers with its amazing ability to onsolidate and virtualise is just the thing that many a CIO is looking for. Straight to the point on Blade Servers is a wealth of simple yet important information that will help entreprenuers make a business decision with their IT infrastructure" ––Mike Clayville, Vice–President, Asia Pacific and Japan VMware
Category: Business & Economics

Women On The Edge

Author : Euripides
ISBN : 0415907748
Genre : History
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Women on the Edge, a collection of Alcestis, Medea, Helen,and Iphegenia at Aulis,provides a broad sample of Euripides' plays focusing on women, and spans the chronology of his surviving works, from the earliest, to his last, incomplete, and posthumously produced masterpiece. Each play shows women in various roles--slave, unmarried girl, devoted wife, alienated wife, mother, daughter--providing a range of evidence about the kinds of meaning and effects the category woman conveyed in ancient Athens. The female protagonists in these plays test the boundaries--literal and conceptual--of their lives. Although women are often represented in tragedy as powerful and free in their thoughts, speech and actions, real Athenian women were apparently expected to live unseen and silent, under control of fathers and husbands, with little political or economic power. Women in tragedy often disrupt "normal" life by their words and actions: they speak out boldly, tell lies, cause public unrest, violate custom, defy orders, even kill. Female characters in tragedy take actions, and raise issues central to the plays in which they appear, sometimes in strong opposition to male characters. The four plays in this collection offer examples of women who support the status quo and women who oppose and disrupt it; sometimes these are the same characters. : they speak out boldly, tell lies, cause public unrest, violate custom, defy orders, even kill. Female characters in tragedy take actions, and raise issues central to the plays in which they appear, sometimes in strong opposition to male characters. The four plays in this collection offer examples of women who support the status quo and women who oppose and disrupt it; sometimes these are the same characters.
Category: History

A Life On The Edge

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ISBN : 1594850143
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the twentieth century's great adventurers recounts his life and experiences, from being the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest to sailing around the world with his family.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

On The Edge Of Forever

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ISBN : 0828016429
Genre : Bible
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The author deciphers the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation and shows how they allow us to understand the ebb and flow of history. He explains Revelation's dragon, the mark of the beast, the signs that mark the end of the world, and the millennium.
Category: Bible

On The Edge Of The World

Author : Nikolaĭ Semenovich Leskov
ISBN : 0881411183
Genre : Fiction
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Based on a true story of an early Russian missionary bishop's trip to Eastern Siberia. During his journey he learns through example and suffering that in indigenous peoples of all cultures there is dignity that must be recognized and built upon as a foundation for Christian conversion. Includes appendix, 7 line drawings.
Category: Fiction

Living On The Edge Of Chaos

Author : Karolyn J. Snyder
ISBN : 9780873897419
Genre : Education
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"In the last decade it has become increasingly clear that life today is global on many levels, both personally and professionally, and that the twenty-first century will indeed be earmarked as the first age of global living for the masses. Educators have an obligation now to prepare students to function as global citizens, to work and live with people from other cultures, and to learn within the multiple forms of technology." "As in the first edition of this book, the authors argue that schools can adapt better to emerging global working and living conditions when they are free of bureaucratic thinking and instead hold systemic thinking as a mind-set. In this second edition, the authors have now added how a much sharper focus is needed: developing schools as global learning centers that prepare students now to be competent and caring global citizens. It is within the global context of living that the mission of schools needs to change course so that students, at every age, can become citizens who are both knowledgeable and skillful and who care about the human community and its sustainability."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Education