Author: Isaac Asimov
Preludio a la Fundación es el primer libro del «Ciclo de la Fundación», tercer bloque de la célebre «Saga de la Fundación», la serie que catapultó al autor en lo más alto de la ciencia ficción. Corre el año 12.020 de la Era Galáctica y el emperador Cleón se siente incómodo en su trono. En Trántor, la gran capital del Imperio Galáctico, 40.000 millones de personas han creado una civilización de una complejidad tecnológica y cultural inimaginable. Cuando el joven psicohistoriador Hari Seidon llega a Trántor para participar en un congreso, se convierte en el hombre más buscado del Imperio. El psicohistoriador intentará que su portentosa teoría sobre el futuro no caiga en malas manos mientras forja la llave del futuro: un poder que será conocido como la Fundación.
Author: Isaac Asimov
It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall - those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future. Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction. Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity. For Hari possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire... the man who holds the key to the future - an apocalyptic power to be know forever after as the Foundation.
Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: P D
SUMMARY: Now, 498 years after its founding, the Foundation seemed to be following the Seldon Plan perfectly. Too perfectly. Now an impossible planet -- with impossible powers -- threatens to upset the Seldon Plan for good unless two men, sworn enemies, can work together to save it!
Author: Eric Ries
Publisher: Bentang Pustaka
Lean Startup bukanlah metode yang menjadikan sistem Anda lebih hemat biaya, melainkan lebih efisien sekaligus (tetap) bermanfaat. Setiap tahunnya, startup-startup baru bermunculan. Produk yang bagus, promosi besar-besaran disertai berbagai ulasan di media massa, serta janji-janji manis bahwa konsumen akan mendapatkan manfaat besar jika menjadi penggunanya. Namun, tak lama berselang, beberapa di antara startup yang digadang-gadang itu tak lagi terdengar kabarnya. Seperti yang selalu kita dengar, seorang entrepreneur pasti sukses selama memiliki tekad kuat, panjang akal, waktu yang tepat, dan—terutama—produk yang hebat. Kenyataannya, awal yang menjanjikan tak jarang berujung pada kegagalan. Sebagian besar produk baru tidak sukses di pasaran, bahkan pahitnya, tak digunakan oleh siapa pun. Pertanyaan besar pun muncul, strategi manakah yang tidak tepat? Lewat riset ilmiah serta pengalamannya dalam mendirikan dan membesarkan berbagai startup selama bertahun-tahun, Eric Ries mencetuskan metode baru, Lean Startup. Sebuah sistem luar biasa yang membuat para entrepreneur segera mendapatkan jawaban atas pertanyaan: bagaimana kita bisa lebih cepat mengetahui apa saja yang berfungsi dan mana yang harus segera disingkirkan? [Mizan, Bentang Pustaka, Bisnis, Startup, Entrepreneur, Sukses, Motivasi, Inovasi, Dewasa, Indonesia]
Author: Saul Alinsky
First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this volume exhibits his style at its best. Like Thomas Paine before him, Alinsky was able to combine, both in his person and his writing, the intensity of political engagement with an absolute insistence on rational political discourse and adherence to the American democratic tradition. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Álvaro García Linera
Plebeian Power is a series of essays by Álvaro García Linera, making available to English readers the Bolivian vice-president's evolving analysis of the nature of the state, class and indigenous identity.
Author: Dmitry Glukhovsky
The basis of two bestselling computer games Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light, the Metro books have put Dmitry Glukhovsky in the vanguard of Russian speculative fiction alongside the creator of Night Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko. A year after the events of METRO 2033 the last few survivors of the apocalypse, surrounded by mutants and monsters, face a terrifying new danger as they hang on for survival in the tunnels of the Moscow Metro. Featuring blistering action, vivid and tough characters, claustrophobic tension and dark satire the Metro books have become bestsellers across Europe.
Author: Oktaba, Hanna
Publisher: IGI Global
Software engineering is of major importance to all enterprises; however, the key areas of software quality and software process improvement standards and models are currently geared toward large organizations, where most software organizations are small and medium enterprises. Software Process Improvement for Small and Medium Enterprises: Techniques and Case Studies offers practical and useful guidelines, models, and techniques for improving software processes and products for small and medium enterprises, utilizing the authoritative, demonstrative tools of case studies and lessons learned to provide academics, scholars, and practitioners with an invaluable research source.
Author: Jean Graham-Jones
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
"In Exorcising History, Jean Graham-Jones documents, contextualizes, and analyzes theater produced in Buenos Aires during Argentina's military dictatorship of 1976-83 and the nation's subsequent return to democracy. The plays discussed, while not necessarily constituting "political theater," are indeed political in that each is conditioned by sociopolitical structures present at the moment of creation. It is in this way that the plays lend themselves to Graham-Jones's examination of how personal and collective histories enter into theater production, in the creation of dramatic worlds that re-create and revise the "outside" world."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author: Marta Pérez-Carbonell
The Fictional World of Javier Marías examines the origin and meaning of uncertainty in the key works of Spain’s leading contemporary novelist by engaging with the many language-related issues common to his narrative.
Author: Isaac Asimov
For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire--both scientists and scholars--and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation. But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. Mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun--or fight them and be destroyed.
Author: Isaac Asimov
Although small and seemingly helpless, the Foundation had managed to survive against the greed of its neighboring warlords. But could it stand against the mighty power of the Empire, who had created a mutant man with the strength of a dozen battlefleets...? From the Paperback edition.
Author: Frank Herbert
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Before The Matrix, before Star Wars, before Ender's Game and Neuromancer, there was Dune: winner of the prestigious Hugo and Nebula awards, and widely considered one of the greatest science fiction novels ever written. Melange, or 'spice', is the most valuable - and rarest - element in the universe; a drug that does everything from increasing a person's life-span to making intersteller travel possible. And it can only be found on a single planet: the inhospitable desert world Arrakis. Whoever controls Arrakis controls the spice. And whoever controls the spice controls the universe. When the Emperor transfers stewardship of Arrakis from the noble House Harkonnen to House Atreides, the Harkonnens fight back, murdering Duke Leto Atreides. Paul, his son, and Lady Jessica, his concubine, flee into the desert. On the point of death, they are rescued by a band for Fremen, the native people of Arrakis, who control Arrakis' second great resource: the giant worms that burrow beneath the burning desert sands. In order to avenge his father and retake Arrakis from the Harkonnens, Paul must earn the trust of the Fremen and lead a tiny army against the innumerable forces aligned against them. And his journey will change the universe.
Author: Ernesto Vivares
This book is a critical and multidisciplinary IPE of the unequal structures of South American development and uneven insertions in the global order following the decline of the commodities boom. The work explores the extent to which regional development issues are related to merely a decline of commodities ́ prices and/or to the resilience of the historical structures within an unequal world order. Thus, the authors seek first to analytically explore the regional issues beyond the formal limitations of North American and Eurocentric approaches. Secondly, they empirically scrutinize the complex dimensions of regional inequality and global insertions. Aspects analysed include economic reprimarization, the impact of China, development finance, trade and regional value chains, knowledge and technology, regional and transnational organised crime, cities, economic integration and the Global South.
Author: Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. As unsurpassed blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women dedicated to preserving humanity's light in a galaxy plunged into a nightmare of ignorance and violence thirty thousand years long. After years of struggle, the Foundation lies in ruins—destroyed by the mutant mind power of the Mule. But it is rumored that there is a Second Foundation hidden somewhere at the end of the Galaxy, established to preserve the knowledge of mankind through the long centuries of barbarism. The Mule failed to find it the first time—but now he is certain he knows where it lies. The fate of the Foundation rests on young Arcadia Darell, only fourteen years old and burdened with a terrible secret. As its scientists gird for a final showdown with the Mule, the survivors of the First Foundation begin their desperate search. They too want the Second Foundation destroyed…before it destroys them. From the Paperback edition.