Nuclear power has long been touted as the energy saviour in terms of environmental impact and capacity generation. The incident at Chernobyl nearly 30 years ago cast huge doubts over the safety - and wisdom - of relying on nuclear power too heavily. The recent Fukushima disaster raised the spectre of nuclear safety and the possibly horrendous fallout and consequences from a major nuclear accident for the world to consider and worry about all over again. Marcovici was born in 1969 in Vienna, he became interested in technology, especially electronics and mathematics, at the age of seven. By 12, he had worked as a programmer, and quit school at 17. He then started his first business in the financial field, publishing analysis on the financial markets a stock newsletter and managing funds, . From 1995 on he was the publisher of werk-zeug, a technology and art magazine, as well as streetfashion, a magazine featuring fashionable people on the streets of the world. He was also active as a software developer and inventor. Marcovici holds international patents for climbing equipment, bicycle gears, trading systems and electronic payment systems In 2001 Marcovici started to publish books on various polarizing topics from gun laws over finance, technology, society and much more. Marcovici is usually working together with bloggers and experts to give the reader a good overview over the topic from different angles and point of views.
Granta Best Young British Novelist Naomi Alderman´s The Lessons reflects the truth that the lessons life teaches often come too late. Hidden away in an Oxford back street is a crumbling Georgian mansion, unknown to any but the few who possess a key to its unassuming front gate. Its owner is the mercurial, charismatic Mark Winters, whose rackety trust-fund upbringing has left him as troubled and unpredictable as he is wildly promiscuous. Mark gathers around him an impressionable group of students: glamorous Emmanuella, who always has a new boyfriend in tow; Franny and Simon, best friends and occasional lovers; musician Jess, whose calm exterior hides passionate depths. And James, already damaged by Oxford and looking for a group to belong to. For a time they live in a charmed world of learning and parties and love affairs. But university is no grounding for adult life, and when, years later, tragedy strikes they are entirely unprepared. ´Sharp, funny and poignant´ Hilary Mantel ´Funny, tender and insightful´ Maureen Lipman, Guardian Naomi Alderman grew up in the Orthodox Jewish community in northwest London. Her first novel, Disobedience, was published in 10 languages and won the Orange Award for New Writers and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year prize. Like her second novel, The Lessons, it was broadcast as Radio 4´s Book at Bedtime. She is a frequent radio broadcaster and she is a regular contributor to several publications including the Guardian and Prospect. She lives in London.
A personal history of my very own battle with cancer. Ten lessons I learned after battling with cancer twice at the age of 25. Being diagnosed with cancer can really break you down, especially in a case like mine. I have two children, who at the time were only three and five years old - a very difficult situation to explain and quite difficult to understand. I remember waiting in the doctor´s room for the report with the results from my last surgery, a report that changed my life and put an end to a very unforgettable experience. People often require a lot of time to process something like this. Some break down in tears, while others go into a state of denial and disbelief. However, sooner or later, everyone comes to terms with it. It is what you do after that realization which is the most important step. I am a survivor, a very proud and happy one, having fought cancer twice before I turned 25 years old. In June 2013, I was diagnosed with cancer. The doctors told me that I had a tumor in the lower abdomen. Thankfully for me, the diagnosis was made on time and the tumor had not grown so much that a simple surgery would do it (as per the doctor). The treatment that followed was pretty straight forward, and soon my life returned to normal. However, it wasn´t the end of the story for me. Because in March 2014, a scan revealed that I had now a metastasis from the previous cancer, but this time, it targeted the lower lobe of my left lung, measuring about eight centimeters. This revelation really had a massive impact on me. The doctors did not have an answer. It literally felt like the entire world was dropped on my shoulders. But inside, I felt that this new cancer was a result of the poor diet, stress, and my overall lifestyle. Thus I had to go through the process all over again, but this time, chemotherapies and multiples surgeries were on the way. People who are aware of the effects of chemotherapy would sympathize with me when I say it was ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stacy Carson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064324de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This gay romance revolves around a college student and a hot, hung, and young professor. The two of them start having after-class lessons together until finally the teacher makes his move. He can´t resist the younger man´s slender figure and nice hair, and the younger man can´t deny his teacher´s ripped abs and massive chest. Note: This story contains explicit scenes between two men. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cecil Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050451de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach and using the case of the automotive industry as a starting point this volume discusses how industrial companies can remain competitive in spite of the current economic downturn. QI AI is a doctoral student at the School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK ALESSIA AMIGHINI is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy GIUSEPPE BERTA is a Professor at the Universitá Bocconi, Milan, Italy ALEXANDER BREM is Assistant Professor of Innovation Management at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany ARNALDO CAMUFFO is a Professor at the Center for Research in Organization and Management, Department of Management and Technology, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy CHIARA CASALINO is a researcher at the Universitá Bocconi, Milan, Italy ALDO ENRIETTI is Associate Professor of Industrial Economics at the School of Political Sciences of the University of Torino, Italy, and member of GERPISA, The International Network of the Automobile ADRIAN E. CORONADO MONDRAGON is lecturer in Technology and Operations Management at the School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London, UK CHRISTIAN E. CORONADO MONDRAGON is the Academic Director of the Master of Technology Management at the Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada PIER PAOLO PATRUCCO is Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Turin, Italy, and Research Fellow of BRICK (Bureau of Research on Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge) at the Collegio Carlo Alberto (Moncalieri, TO) ELENA SCATTOLA is a researcher at the Universitá Ca Foscari, Venice, Italy GERD SCHUSTER is a Management Consultant at one of the worlds largest consulting firms, helping DAX 30 companies address challenges in strategy and technology ANDREA STOCCHETTI is Associate Professor in Business Management and Competitive Analysis at Ca Foscari University Venice, Italy HUI TAN is a Reader in Strategy at the School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK SIGRUN M. WAGNER is a Teaching Fellow in Strategy and International Business at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK DAVIDE RICCARDO WEBER is a Professor at the Center for Research in Organization and Management, Department of Management and Technology, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy FRANCESCO ZIRPOLI is Associate Professor at the Department of Management at Università Ca Foscari Venice, Italy and Research Associate of the MIT-International Motor Vehicle Program
The author of The New York Times best seller Escape returns with a moving and inspirational tale of her life after she heroically fled the cult she´d been raised in, her hard-won new identity and happiness, and her determination to win justice for the crimes committed against her family.In 2003, Carolyn Jessop, 35, a lifelong member of the extremist Mormon sect the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), gathered up her eight children, including her profoundly disabled four-year-old son, and escaped in the middle of the night to freedom. Jessop detailed the story of her harrowing flight and the shocking conditions that sparked it in her 2007 memoir, Escape. Reveling in her newfound identity as a best-selling author, a devoted mom, and a loving companion to the wonderful man in her life, Jessop thought she had put her past firmly behind her.Then, on April 3, 2008, it came roaring back. On that date, the state of Texas staged a surprise raid on the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a sprawling, 1,700-acre compound near Eldorado, Texas, to which the jailed FLDS prophet Warren Jeffs had relocated his sects most worthy members three years earlier.The ranch was being run by Merril Jessop, Carolyn´s ex-husband and one of the cult´s most powerful leaders.In Triumph, Jessop tells the real, and even more harrowing, story behind the raid and sets the public straight on much of the damaging misinformation that flooded the media in its aftermath. She recounts the setbacks (the tragic decision of the Supreme Court of Texas to allow the children in state custody to return to their parents) as well as the successes (the fact that evidence seized in the raid is the basis for the string of criminal trials of FLDS leaders that began in October 2009 and will continue throughout 2010), all while weaving in details of her own life since the publication of her first book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Marie Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002294de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.