Have I shown you my beautiful tail? Peacock asks. Isn't it the loveliest you've ever seen? Pig proclaims that his pink corkscrew is even more charming. Soon, Donkey, Dog, Cat, Horse, Rabbit - the entire farm, in fact - are admiring the magnificence of their own tails. The question on everyone's mind is: who has the best tail in the barnyard?
For over forty years, David Harvey has been one of the world's most trenchant and critical analysts of capitalist development. In The Enigma of Capital, he delivers an impassioned account of how unchecked neoliberalism produced the system-wide crisis that now engulfs the world. Beginning in the 1970s, profitability pressures led the capitalist class in advanced countries to shift away from investment in industrial production at home toward the higher returns that financial products promised. Accompanying this was a shift towards privatization, an absolute decline in the bargaining power of labor, and the dispersion of production throughout the developing world. The decades-long and ongoing decline in wages that accompanied this turn produced a dilemma: how can goods--especially real estate--sell at the same rate as before if workers are making in relative terms? The answer was a huge expansion of credit that fueled the explosive growth of both the financial industry and the real estate market. When one key market collapsed--real estate--the other one did as well, and social devastation resulted. Harvey places today's crisis in the broadest possible context: the historical development of global capitalism itself from the industrial era onward. Moving deftly between this history and the unfolding of the current crisis, he concentrates on how such crises both devastate workers and create openings for challenging the system's legitimacy. The battle now will be between the still-powerful forces that want to reconstitute the system of yesterday and those that want to replace it with one that prizes social justice and economic equality. The new afterword focuses on the continuing impact of the crisis and the response to it in 2010. One of Huffington Post's Best Social and Political Awareness Books of 2010 Winner of the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize for 2010 Praise for the Hardcover: "A lucid and penetrating account of how the power of capital shapes our world." --Andrew Gamble, Independent "Elegant... entertainingly swashbuckling... Harvey's analysis is interesting not only for the breadth of his scholarship but his recognition of the system's strengths." --John Gapper, Financial Times
Questo primo volume segue il percorso dell'uomo dall'età più antica ﬁno al III millennio a.C. Una prima parte è relativa alla preistoria, la fase che precede la "storia" documentata, e tratta della comparsa dei primi uomini e delle Età paleolitica, mesolitica e neolitica.
Per questa fase è stato necessario rivolgere l'indagine a un'area geograﬁca molto ampia, allo scopo di seguire il lungo e compo sviluppo evolutivo dai primati all'uomo e l'emergere delle prime forme di vita sociale. Ci si affaccia quindi nella protostoria, quando si comincia ad avere la prima documentazione certa delle vicende umane.
L'illustrazione dello sviluppo delle culture più antiche si avvale per la preistoria di materiali e reperti provenienti da varie parti del mondo, laddove le fonti scritte compariranno più tardi e saranno indagate per i periodi successivi: le età "storiche". Un saggio di taglio metodologico sulla storia del pensiero archeologico nel corso del XX secolo aiuta il lettore a partecipare in maniera dinamica alle ricerche e alle scoperte compiute dagli archeologi nel corso di anni di indagini sui materiali che gli antichi ci hanno lasciato. Un gruppo di studiosi, ciascuno con competenze speciﬁche, accompagna il lettore in un viaggio a ritroso nel tempo, attraverso milioni di anni, ﬁno all'emergere della storia.
'King,' they said, trying out the word, 'Osro is King. 'Now, stand up,' Osro said. 'Take me to Susan's door. You are my hands and I am your head. Soon O will be ours.' For Susan and Nick the adventure at last seems at an end. They are leaving the magical land of O, the scene of The Halfmen of O and The Priests of Ferris. But even as they prepare to step back to Earth, strange and evil forces reach out to ensnare them. For Susan and for the Motherstone there is one final, frightening task. Motherstone is the last thrilling book in Maurice Gee's saga of the world of O.
There has been a people's revolt against the way the West has been run. Brexit, Trump, the recent British and French elections saw millions of people shouting that they were sick to death of things never getting better. In WTF Robert Peston gives us his highly personal account of what those who have ruled us for years got so badly wrong, and what we need to do to mend the terrible fractures in our society. Peston wrote WTF because the elections of Trump, the Corbyn surge, the vote for Brexit all challenged how he thought the world could and should be run. With characteristic passion and clarity he looks at how and whether it is possible to make a success of leaving the EU, what the ons should be of the appalling Grenfell Tower tragedy, whether robots can be stopped from taking our work, what can be done to staunch the widening gap between rich and poor, how to raise living standards for all, and what must happen to prevent democracy being subverted by technocratic geniuses with the ability to manipulate social media. These are the challenges of our age, because the combination of economic stagnation and a technological revolution is killing jobs, enriching the few and undermining the institutions we used to trust as the foundations of the state. What and who can we believe when it is almost impossible to know whether posts on Facebook and Twitter are hard news or the fabrication of a Russian agent? As in his bestsellers, WHO RUNS BRITAIN? and HOW DO WE FIX THIS MESS?, Robert Peston draws on his years of experience as a political, economics and business journalist, to show us what has gone bad, and gives us a manifesto to put at least some of it right. WTF is a trenchant, often entertaining account of the recent past. It is also a call to action, giving hope to all of us who believe that taking back control is not only vital, but possible.
JSON and WiFi are two robot brothers who want to be nerdy just like their mother. In January of 2014, Lisa Seacat DeLuca ran a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign to produce her board book, a robot story, and animated eBook. The book teaches kids how to count to ten in binary. It uses different types of switches to represent the 1's and 0's of binary, the code used by computers to store and process information.
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