Author: Jeanne Ruland
Este libro será tu acompañante cariñoso y eficiete en el camino hacia el descubrimiento del Rein Natural y todosos espíritus fantásticos que o pueblan. Además de describir las distintas vía y posibilidades que existen parantrar en conacto con la esencia de la Naturaleza, cuenta conun valioso diccionario de seres naturales -hadas elfos gnomos-, un exhaustivo apartado de símolos mágicos y todo tipo de detalles sobre las craciones de la Tierra. Antiguamente los sereshumanos, el Reino Natural y el Reino de los Ciels estaban relacionados. Todavía hoy el hombre un intermediario entre los distintos mundos y tene la posibilidad de recuperar este vínculo. Elsaber se ha renovado on el paso del tiempo, pro muchas personas aún desconocen cómo restablecr esta conexión con el todo. Para estasersona, y para todas aquellas que quieren reencontrars con los amigos del mundo fantástico de su niñez este libro, tan completo como una enciclopedia,podrá fácilmente convertirse en su mejor aliado. ¡Abre tu corazón y podrás oír palpitarento de ti los latidos de la Madre Tierra!
Author: Wil Huygen
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
A fictitious book about everything readers would want to know about gnomes, including how long they live, what their houses are made of, how long pregnancy lasts, what they do for a living, and where they go on their honeymoon.
Publisher: Health Research Books
This author is known world wide for his books on astrology and occultism. This unique volume covers many facets of the wonderful world of the occult. Contents: Astrology - Section I: the Alphabet, Aspects, Signs & Houses, Personal Appearance, Constitu.
Author: Kaiser Fung
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
How to make simple sense of complex statistics--from the author of Numbers Rule Your World We live in a world of Big Data--and it's getting bigger every day. Virtually every choice we make hinges on how someone generates data . . . and how someone else interprets it--whether we realize it or not. Where do you send your child for the best education? Big Data. Which airline should you choose to ensure a timely arrival? Big Data. Who will you vote for in the next election? Big Data. The problem is, the more data we have, the more difficult it is to interpret it. From world leaders to average citizens, everyone is prone to making critical decisions based on poor data interpretations. In Numbersense, expert statistician Kaiser Fung explains when you should accept the conclusions of the Big Data "experts"--and when you should say, "Wait . . . what?" He delves deeply into a wide range of topics, offering the answers to important questions, such as: How does the college ranking system really work? Can an obesity measure solve America's biggest healthcare crisis? Should you trust current unemployment data issued by the government? How do you improve your fantasy sports team? Should you worry about businesses that track your data? Don't take for granted statements made in the media, by our leaders, or even by your best friend. We're on information overload today, and there's a lot of bad information out there. Numbersense gives you the insight into how Big Data interpretation works--and how it too often doesn't work. You won't come away with the skills of a professional statistician. But you will have a keen understanding of the data traps even the best statisticians can fall into, and you'll trust the mental alarm that goes off in your head when something just doesn't seem to add up. Praise for Numbersense "Numbersense correctly puts the emphasis not on the size of big data, but on the analysis of it. Lots of fun stories, plenty of lessons learned—in short, a great way to acquire your own sense of numbers!" Thomas H. Davenport, coauthor of Competing on Analytics and President’s Distinguished Professor of IT and Management, Babson College "Kaiser’s accessible business book will blow your mind like no other. You’ll be smarter, and you won’t even realize it. Buy. It. Now." Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist, Google, and author, Web Analytics 2.0 "Each story in Numbersense goes deep into what you have to think about before you trust the numbers. Kaiser Fung ably demonstrates that it takes skill and resourcefulness to make the numbers confess their meaning." John Sall, Executive Vice President, SAS Institute "Kaiser Fung breaks the bad news—a ton more data is no panacea—but then has got your back, revealing the pitfalls of analysis with stimulating stories from the front lines of business, politics, health care, government, and education. The remedy isn’t an advanced degree, nor is it common sense. You need Numbersense." Eric Siegel, founder, Predictive Analytics World, and author, Predictive Analytics "I laughed my way through this superb-useful-fun book and learned and relearned a lot. Highly recommended!" Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence
Author: Jorge Luis Borges, Margarita Guerrero, Andrew Hurley, Peter Sís
Publisher: Penguin Classics
A whimsical compendium of mythological creature profiles considers the inventions of such literary masters as Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, and Kafka, in a humorously commentated volume that explores the qualities of a range of dragons, unicorns, and othercurious beasts.
Author: Mahendra Ramsinghani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The definitive guide to demystifying the venture capital business The Business of Venture Capital, Second Edition covers the entire spectrum of this field, from raising funds and structuring investments to assessing exit pathways. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, the book provides the necessary breadth and depth, simplifies the jargon, and balances the analytical logic with experiential wisdom. Starting with a Foreword by Mark Heesen, President, National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), this important guide includes insights and perspectives from leading experts. Covers the process of raising the venture fund, including identifying and assessing the Limited Partner universe; fund due-diligence criteria; and fund investment terms in Part One Discusses the investment process, including sourcing investment opportunities; conducting due diligence and negotiating investment terms; adding value as a board member; and exploring exit pathways in Part Two Offers insights, anecdotes, and wisdom from the experiences of best-in-class practitioners Includes interviews conducted by Leading Limited Partners/Fund-of-Funds with Credit Suisse, Top Tier Capital Partners, Grove Street Advisors, Rho Capital, Pension Fund Managers, and Family Office Managers Features the insights of over twenty-five leading venture capital practitioners, frequently featured on Forbes' Midas List of top venture capitalists Those aspiring to raise a fund, pursue a career in venture capital, or simply understand the art of investing can benefit from The Business of Venture Capital, Second Edition. The companion website offers various tools such as GP Fund Due Diligence Checklist, Investment Due Diligence Checklist, and more, as well as external links to industry white papers and other industry guidelines.
Author: The Economist
Explains the purpose, reliability, and significance of over one hundred social and economic indicators, including population, unemployment, nominal exchange rates, money supply, labor costs, and public expenditure
Author: Alvin M. Weinberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
"Blurb & Contents" "Marvelous reading, with few problems of the interaction between science/technology and society left untouched. One need not always agree, but one cannot come away without a better education....I found the parts on scientific administration and on the interaction of science and society excellent and provocative reading, and the parts on energy and nuclear energy very much to the point." American Journal of Physics Alvin Weinberg explores through these collected essays the ever troublesome relationship between science, technology, and society. The title is taken from Weinberg's assertion that most of the issues arising at the intersection of science and society depend upon answers to questions that lie outside the power of science--issues that are trans-scientific. Weinberg, who during World War II helped develop the first nuclear reactors, has much to say on the current role of nuclear power and the possibilities for the future. Other topics include strategic defenses and arms control, the role of the science administrator, and the way in which time, energy, and resources are allocated to public problems. In this remarkable record of a half- century of public-oriented work, Weinberg lays the foundation for a philosophy of scientific administration parallel to the more established philosophy of science.
Author: Susan Cooper, Warwick Hutton
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
A retelling of the legend from British coasts and islands in which a man falls in love with a beautiful seal girl and forces her to live on land and be his bride.
Author: Sébastien Perez, Benjamin Lacombe
Publisher: Albin Michel
Benjamin Lacombe, born in 1982, is one of the figureheads of French illustration. He has thrown himself into digital books with the enthusiasm of a pioneer discovering an infinite field of new narrative possibilities. In this book set in the 19th century, he tells the story of a distinguished Russian botanist who is sent to the legendary Brocliande forest in search of an elixir of immortality. Through his observations, the discovery of strange little fairies will change his life forever. This enhanced eBook is a real jewel offering a wide range of varied interactions: immersion in the illustrations, selective readings of fictional archive documents, fade-outs of flowers and butterflies, gracious moves of flying fairies and delicate color variations that contribute to make the forest alive for the reader. The eBook also includes seven short 2D animated films that are moving testimonies of the scientists adventure. The Fairy Herbarium was awarded the special Pépites numériques prize at the Salon du Livre Jeunesse of Montreuil.
Author: Edain McCoy
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Now, for the first time, a book reclaims the lost, rich heritage of working with faery folk that our pagan ancestors took as a matter of course. Learn to work with and worship with faeries in a mutually beneficial way. Practice rituals and spells in which faeries can participate, and discover tips to help facilitate faery contact. Photos and illustrations.
Author: Harriet Muncaster
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Fans of The Princess in Black and Vampirina Ballerina, meet Isadora Moon: half-vampire, half-fairy and totally unique! Isadora Moon is special because she is different. But just like her other classmates, Isadora loves the ballet. That's why Isadora can't wait for a field trip with her class to see the performance of Alice in Wonderland. Everything is totally normal. And then the curtain rises and Isadora's special best friend, Pink Rabbit, is not in his seat. . .
Author: Diana Cooper
Angels provide outlooks that can help resolve any human dilemma, whether social, political, historical, personal, sexual, or spiritual, and their enlightened approaches are recorded in this insightful and uplifting spiritual guide. True and inspiring personal stories prove that no problem is too difficult when angels are consulted, and numerous exercises and meditations are included to make listening to and understanding angels easier. These simple, clear, and compassionate answers are presented as a way of resolving trying issues and finding peace.
Author: Cardinal Christoph Schonborn
Publisher: Ignatius Press
The internationally best-selling book, YOUCAT -- The Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, explained to young people the meaning of their faith in language, style and design that has appealed greatly to them. Now YOUCAT -- The Youth Prayer Book, helps them to live their faith and deepen their spiritual lives. The book includes modern, new prayers, along with traditional prayers, and the time-honored prayers of Holy Scripture. It also gives a lot of practical advice on how to pray: in the morning, in the evening, and in between; in sorrow or in joy. The prayer book is illustrated with many photos of young people from all over the world.