Monday, March 28, 2011

Lifelines for Money Misfortunes : How to Overcome Life's Greatest Challenges

Stephen M. Pollan, Mark Levine
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…with Lifelines for Money Misfortunes, Pollan looks to share more of his cutting-edge ideas with a wide range of readers, regardless of their income level or comfort with handling money. Lifelines for Money Misfortunes takes a holistic approach to dealing with the unpredictable accidents, disasters, and crises that disrupt our carefully planned lives. Drawing on Pollan's expert legal and financial experience as well as the experiences of numerous savvy professionals—including mediators, career counselors, social workers, insurance adjustors, and more—this book reveals both the secrets of personal crisis management and the tactics for overcoming the most common and worrying disasters readers might face. It also outlines coping plans that can be used to handle financial and other matters during any crisis, and illustrates the most effective ways to implement them. Filled with real-world stories of individuals who have gone through the disasters discussed—including illness, job loss, and the death of a spouse—Lifelines for Money Misfortunes offers a plan for personal crisis management that can be used by anyone, no matter what type of catastrophic events they may be facing.
(Excerpt from amazon.com)

平凡的世界

路遥
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v.3 online access from Apabi
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《平凡的世界》是一部現實主義小說,也是小說化的家族史。作家高度濃縮了中國西北農村的歷史變遷過程,作品達到了思想性與藝術性的高度統一,特別是主人公面對困境艱苦奮鬥的精神,對今天的大學生朋友仍有啟迪。
這是一部全景式地表現中國當代城鄉社會生活的長篇小說。全書共三部。作者在近十年間廣闊背景上,通過複雜的矛盾糾葛,刻劃了社會各階層眾多普通人的形象。勞動與愛情,挫折與追求,痛苦與歡樂,日常生活與巨大社會沖突,紛繁地交織在一起,深刻地展示了普通人在大時代歷史進程中所走過的艱難曲折的道路。
(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

勞動著是幸福的,無論在哪個時代。《平凡的世界》正白紙黑字的告訴我們這樣的人生真諦。它響亮的提出,人,無論在什麼位置,無論多麼貧寒,只要一顆火熱的心在,只要能熱愛生活,上帝對他就是平等的。只有作一名勞動者,不把不幸當作負擔,才能去做生活的主人,用自己真誠的心去體驗,畢竟生命屬於我們只有一次。 這是一部用生命來寫成的書。在亙古的大地與蒼涼的宇宙間,有一種平凡的聲音,盪氣迴腸。
(摘錄自中國圖書網.台灣)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Nuclear or Not? : Does Nuclear Power Have a Place in a Sustainable Energy Future?

Edited by David Elliott
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The issue of nuclear energy excites strong emotions and there are widely differing views as to whether nuclear power can or should make a major contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. With the nuclear issue back on the agenda worldwide, this highly topical collection steers a path through these controversies, presenting the views of proponents of nuclear expansion, examining the challenges that face them and exploring the arguments of those who support alternative approaches. Providing an overview of both sides of the debate this book addresses questions such as can nuclear energy ever be green? Can nuclear result in an effective sustainable energy policy? How should we deal with nuclear waste? What is the impact of nuclear on security? Ultimately these essays focus on which mix of technologies would offer the best response to climate change.
(Excerpt from amazon.co.uk)

危機管理 (Crisis Management : Planning for the Inevitable)

菲克 (Steven Fink)
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「危機管理」的重要,誠如本書的作者所強調的―在我們所身處的社會裏,無論個人、企業、甚至整個國家,都可以說是危機四伏,問題是我們能否面對這個不可避免的事實,事前有適當的計劃,遇事則可以轉危為安。所以有人說,「危機」等於是「轉機與惡化」的分水嶺,情況如何轉變,端在我們能否有足夠的警覺,周全的資訊、以及完整的準備,來為可能發生的問題付出代價。
菲克這本書並非一本太理論的著作,它的可貴是由於作者本身實際參與了許多危機,像美國三哩島核能事件的處理,從他親身的體驗裏,來說明危機管理的重要以及許多處理的原則。所謂「前事不忘,後事之師」,我從本書許多實例的分析中,像美國俄亥俄州儲貸銀行的危機、聯合碳化公司處理印度波帕爾毒氣外洩事件、以及嬌生公司應付泰利諾膠囊的問題等等,都得到非常多的啟示。……
(摘錄自書中 “代序―推介「危機管理」”,徐立德)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation : Invisible Rules for Success

Rita S. Brause
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*A practical guide for students with help on planning, writing and defending a dissertation
*Provides samples of accepted proposals and dissertations
Increasing numbers of adults are enrolling in doctoral programs, but their earlier college lives often do not prepare them for the rules of academic game. Many have no idea what a dissertation proposal or an accepted dissertation looks like, how it gets that way, or what options are available to them. There is a real need for explicit information on what this highly complex and interactive, social and political process involves.
The book is a practical guide for students who need help in progressing from the decision to write a dissertation to the planning, writing and defending of it. It includes samples of proposals and dissertations that have been accepted and data drawn from a number of sources, including focus groups with doctoral students and graduates and responses to an open-ended questionnaire from doctoral students across the United States.
(Excerpt from amazon.com)

沉思錄 (Meditations)

馬可. 奧勒留 (Marcus Aurelius)
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《沉思錄》,古羅馬唯一一位哲學家皇帝馬可‧奧勒留所著,這本自己與自己的十二卷對話,內容大部分是他在鞍馬勞頓中所寫,是斯多葛派哲學(斯多亞哲學)的一個里程碑。《沉思錄》來自于作者對身羈宮廷的自身和自己所處混亂世界的感受,追求一種擺脫了激情和欲望、冷靜而達觀的生活。馬可‧奧勒留在書中闡述了靈魂與死亡的關系,解析了個人的德行、個人的解脫以及個人對社會的責任,要求常常自省以達到內心的平靜,要摒棄一切無用和瑣屑的思想、正直地思考。而且,不僅要思考善、思考光明磊落的事情,還要付諸行動。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Brain Rules : 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

John Medina
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Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like that physical activity boosts your brain power. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget—and so important to repeat new information? Is it true that men and women have different brains?
In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule—what scientists know for sure about how our brains work—and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives.
(Excerpt from pearpress.com)



如何提高你的A.Q., C.Q., E.Q.和I.Q. : 性格形態學的實際應用

陳家輝
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陳家輝先生是首位能夠以自己的文字把性格形態學的含義和神髓,融會貫通,並巧妙地將Enneagram(九型人格)與人類智慧中的AQ、CQ、EQ及IQ互相揉合,找出它們的相互關係的華人學者。他更能透過人們在生活中的實際體驗,舉例說明我們如何能夠掌握和應用這門學問在家庭、朋友、同事、工作崗位和事業上,去幫助自己克服逆境,解決困難及改善人際關係。讀者更可透過本書去深入探討自己的性格和掌握別人的行為心態與動機。

(摘錄自haotushu.com)