"We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us."Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up. A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, this new book is an instant classic. ...|
Foreword by Bill Gates. ... Microsoft President Brad Smith operates by a simple core belief: when your technology changes the world, you bear a responsibility to help address the world you have helped create. This might seem uncontroversial, but it flies in the face of a tech sector long obsessed with rapid growth and sometimes on disruption as an end in itself. Now, though, we have reached an inflection point: Silicon Valley has moved fast and it has broken things. A new understanding has emerged that companies that create technology must accept greater responsibility for the future. And governments will need to regulate ...|
Tim Peake and The European Space Agency. Real Puzzles and Training Exercises. ... Do you have what it takes? This book will help readers of all ages find out.
Featuring 100 real astronaut tests and exercises from the European Space Agency’s rigorous selection process, ranging from easy to fiendishly hard, "The Astronaut Selection Test Book" goes where no puzzle book has gone before.
Including puzzles and tests on:
visual perception and logic;
mental arithmetic and concentration;
teamwork and leadership;
survival, physical and medical skills;
foreign languages (every ...|
Dieses Buch ist die Übersetzung des in der bulgarischen Sprache verfassten Originals ins Deutsche. ... Das Ziel, das ich mit dem hier vorgestellten Buch verfolge, ist eine Gegenüberstellung der Informationen, die uns die alten Autoren überlieferten, um Schlüsse zu ziehen über das Volk, das den bulgarischen Staat auf dem Balkan erweitert hat, ohne auf die Schlussfolgerungen der von mir studierten zahlreichen Bücher gegenwärtiger Autoren einzugehen, deren Veröffentlichungen meine private Bibliothek füllen. Davon sehe ich jedoch nicht aus Missachtung der großen Anstrengungen ...|
Sustainable Corporate Governance in 21st century. ... This book is dedicated to those, who wish for a stress-free natural environment for themselves, their children and their children’s children. The narrative tells the story of how investments - a critical factor in the global economy - can mitigate the impact of climate change. Finding a way for the key corporate governance players to reconcile economic and sustainable development criteria is the main theme. This is a point that needs to be understood by the global community, because, unlike financial crises, the ill effects of global warming can not be reversed.
Traditions and their Transformations in the British Cinema of the 90s, of the 20th Century ... Writing this book was a strange journey over bridges across different cultures.
The title is a metaphor of the hybrid, intellectual and anti-spectacular british feature cinema from the end of the 20th century with affinity to egalitarianism, minimalism of the "short form", archetypal imagery and hedonism. It is a triumph of the expansive yough's counter-culture with it's intrinsic intolerance of authority, power and cliches. The transformation of tradition in the context of instability of the national- ...|
Andrei Danchev (1933 - 1996) was a Bulgarian linguist, Anglicist and Americanist who worked for the Department of English and American Studies at Sofia University. Danchev was the author of a widely accepted system for the Bulgarian transcription of English names and, together with M. Holman, E. Dimova and M. Savova, also an English-oriented system for the Romanization of Bulgarian known as the Danchev System. ...|
Средновековните гръцки и български документи на светогорския манастир "Зограф" (980 - 1600): критическо издание и коментар на текстовете (Университетска библиотека № 512).
Настоящият труд представя текстовете на средновековните гръцки и български документи, съхранявани в Зографския манастир в Атон, подредени хронологично от 980 до 1600 г. Съпроводени са от критически анализ и коментари. Изданието представя 74 автентични и 10 подправени документа, 13 от всички тях са разкрити от автора и са непознати до този момент.
Изданието съдържа и богат илюстративен материал. ...|
Critical Edition and Commentary of the Texts.
... Настоящото изследване представя обширен коментар на историческия, филологическия и топографския контекст на всички византийски документи и избрани укази и декрети от османския период, съхранявани в архива на манастира Каракал в Атон. Общият брой на представените документи, съставени в периода 1294 - 1835, е 28, като 17 от тях досега не са били публикувани. ...|
This collection incorporates selected texts of various types, including: conference reports; materials intended for national projects or programs; scientific articles; international projects; theoretical works; communications.
The compiler’s idea is to provide a mirror-like picture of the developments in the Bulgarian library-and-information sector on the basis of the above texts; to outline the trends of development of this sector during this period; to present some theoretical works containing projections and different policies [that could be] implemented within the library-and-information spectrum. This publication ...|
Ivo Damyanov has a MSc in Mathematics (1995) and holds a PhD in Computer science (2012). He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics, at the South-West University, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. His professional and scientific research interests are in the fields of Discrete Functions, Tree Automata, Universal Algebra, Metaprogramming, Domain-Specific Languages, Code Generation and Static Code Analysis, etc.
Slavcho Shtrakov has a PhD degree in Discrete Mathematics and has a DSc degree in Algebra and Discrete Mathematics. He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics at the South-West ...|
Ten reasons we're wrong about the world - and why things are beter than you think. ... "A hopeful book bout the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than aur inherent biases."
"One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world."
Factfulness: the stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.
When asked simple questions about global trends - what persentage of people around the world are living in poverty; why the global population is ...|