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Kitten Clone

Author : Douglas Coupland
ISBN : 9780345814135
Genre : Social Science
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Douglas Coupland, one of the world's biggest cultural brains, takes an inside look at the global company that keeps us connected, and wonders what all that connectivity is doing to our brains and our sense of ourselves as humans. The incomparable Douglas Coupland reports from inside the corporate offices and science labs of Alcatel-Lucent, a globally influential business whose work is largely unknown to consumers. "Were it to vanish tomorrow," he writes, "our modern world would grind to a halt. The Internet would implode--your Internet would implode." Although his examination of the company is playful and fascinating in its own right, Coupland's account is driven by his thoughtful reflections on the larger cultural and sociological significance of the transformative information technology Alcatel works on: fiber wire, microprocessors, the Internet and mobile technologies. And by a larger meditation about what the Internet is doing to us as it relentlessly colonizes the planet, and our brains. Like Coupland's best work, Kitten Clone is a wildly entertaining yet penetrating encounter with the technological and cultural forces that surround us. And also a surprising and unique exploration of a possible future. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Social Science

Strategic Management Accounting

Author : Vassili Joannidès de Lautour
ISBN : 9783319929491
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book responds to key issues in strategic management control by studying the interplay between strategy, operations, finance and controls. Grounded in research but written with practitioners and students in mind, it addresses the most up-to-date management control issues in the public sector, forecasting, budgeting and controls in international organisations.--
Category: Business & Economics

Another Great Day At Sea

Author : Geoff Dyer
ISBN : 9780307911599
Genre : Transportation
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From a writer “whose genre-jumping refusal to be pinned down [makes him] an exemplar of our era” (NPR), a new book that confirms his power to astound readers. As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So the adult Dyer jumped at the chance of a residency aboard an aircraft carrier. Another Great Day at Sea chronicles Dyer’s experiences on the USS George H.W. Bush as he navigates the routines and protocols of “carrier-world,” from the elaborate choreography of the flight deck through miles of walkways and hatches to kitchens serving meals for a crew of five thousand to the deafening complexity of catapult and arresting gear. Meeting the Captain, the F-18 pilots and the dentists, experiencing everything from a man-overboard alert to the Steel Beach Party, Dyer guides us through the most AIE (acronym intensive environment) imaginable. A lanky Englishman (could he really be both the tallest and the oldest person on the ship?) in a deeply American world, with its constant exhortations to improve, to do better, Dyer brilliantly records the daily life on board the ship, revealing it to be a prism for understanding a society where discipline and conformity, dedication and optimism, become forms of self-expression. In the process it becomes clear why Geoff Dyer has been widely praised as one of the most original—and funniest—voices in literature. Another Great Day at Sea is the definitive work of an author whose books defy definition.
Category: Transportation

American Journey

Author : Ted Pariza
ISBN : 9781496917218
Genre : Fiction
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This occurred over a lifetime. It is about the Good and Bad Experiences had by a Baby Boomer named Peter, as a child growing up to adulthood and all through life. The mystery's of life and all that's sacred unfolds; life holds almost endless secrets untold or many times forgotten. The story briefly traces Peter and his Family, year by year, from the mid-nineteen forties to 2009. Several generations of family are represented on both sides. They came from Europe: from England, France, Norway and Poland entering into and through Canada and finally into America to become American Citizens and Proud of It With the years since World War II, the world witnessed; Advances of Wonder, Amazing Strides Forward and Shocking Social and Moral Changes. Today's America is most certainly nothing like the America of your Grandparents. Improvements in American lifestyle first, with America most always the innovator, followed shortly by the rest of the World. Peter was just trying to get by, but he was faced with living and learning, as we all are. In The World around Me This section appears at the end of each year. Such topics as; Cost of Products By Year - Car, House, Milk, Bread, Gasoline, 1ST Class Postage, Minimum Wage, the Stock Market, the U.S. Population and the World Population by year. American Sports; Baseball, Football, Basketball Annual Championship Winners, Both Summer and Winter Olympic Games, Boxing, Horse Racing, Tennis, Golf and more. Political News Science News Inventions Then Current TV Shows New Toys On The Speedway Top Pop Songs Sports Academy Awards - Best Movie of The Year American Winners American's Favorites Died "
Category: Fiction

Devotions With Your Cat

Author : Katherine Tapley-Milton
ISBN : 9781449783389
Genre : Religion
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This 380-page devotional book offers daily lessons containing two Bible readings and a thought for the day for meditation.
Category: Religion


Author : Tamara L. Roleff
ISBN : WISC:89085813343
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents a collection of articles that offer varying opinions on the subject of cloning.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Rough Guide To Genes Cloning

Author : Rough Guides
ISBN : 9781848362246
Genre : Science
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What exactly is a gene? How does cloning actually work? Are designer babies a bad idea? Could we ever clone a human? The Rough Guide To Genes & Cloning answers all these questions and more. From the inside story of cells and their structure and the sleuths who cracked the genetic code to DNA cloning, twins and Dolly the sheep. Illustrated throughout with helpful pictures and diagrams, this Rough Guide turns the microscope on the things that make us what we are.
Category: Science

Veterinary Forum

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924094508862
Genre : Veterinarians
File Size : 90.58 MB
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Category: Veterinarians

Animal Experimentation

Author : David M. Haugen
ISBN : 0737733470
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A collection of essays exploring varying viewpoints on animal experimentation discusses such issues as the rights of animals, the ethical questions surrounding the tactics of animal rights activists, and the role of animal experimentation in medical research.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction