The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone: Reflections on India, the Emerging 21st-Century Power

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Arcade Publishing #ad - In recent years, the country of india has evolved from a poverty-stricken sleeping giant into a world leader in science and technology that now boasts a middle class of over 300 million people—almost as large as the entire population of the United States. An overview of the nation’s politics, society, and sports by an author whose work “has been an illuminating introduction to India” Joseph Heller, culture, economics, author of Catch-22.

. Combining hard facts and statistics with personal observation, Tharoor discusses the strengths and weaknesses of his rapidly evolving homeland in “a fascinating portrait of Indian society” Publishers Weekly. Here, multifaceted land, which despite its dazzling diversity of languages, Shashi Tharoor—one of the subcontinent’s most respected writers and diplomats—offers revealing insights into this complex, customs, and cultures remains the world’s largest democracy more than seventy years after its founding.

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Think in Systems: The Art of Strategic Planning, Effective Problem Solving, And Lasting Results

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#ad - How to avoid this trap? I will tell you in this book. Think in systems is a concise information manual offering high-level, strategic problem solving methods for personal and global issues. Your life is a system. Your town, country, the world, the solar system are all bigger systems you are a part of. Similarly, fights with your loved ones, being stuck in a rut at your job are also system failures.

These systems are interconnected. If we apply conventional thinking to complex issues, we often maintain or feed the very problems we want to fix. Everything that is connected to your system life is a part of it. We have the best of intentions to improve our conditions, but often our solutions fall short of improving our lives.

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Systems can have positive and negative effect on your life – or on life of people generally.

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Inglorious Empire: what the British did to India

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Scribe #ad - By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. In this bold and incisive reassessment of colonialism, Tharoor exposes to devastating effect the inglorious reality of Britain’s stained Indian legacy. Beyond conquest and deception, massacred unarmed protesters, the Empire blew rebels from cannon, entrenched institutionalised racism, and caused millions to die from starvation.

. In the eighteenth century, India’s share of the world economy was as large as Europe’s. He goes on to show how britain’s Industrial Revolution was founded on India’s deindustrialisation, and the destruction of its textile industry. Inglorious empire tells the real story of the british in India — from the arrival of the East India Company to the end of the Raj — and reveals how Britain’s rise was built upon its plunder of India.

Inglorious Empire: what the British did to India #ad - British imperialism justified itself as enlightened despotism for the benefit of the governed, but Shashi Tharoor takes on and demolishes this position, demonstrating how every supposed imperial ‘gift’ — from the railways to the rule of law — was designed in Britain’s interests alone.

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India: A History

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Grove Press #ad - Wide-ranging and authoritative,  India: A History is a compelling epic portrait of one of the world’s oldest and most richly diverse civilizations. It illuminates the present. Thrity umrigar, The Boston Globe. Fully revised with forty thousand new words that take the reader up to present-day India, John Keay’s India: A History spans five millennia in a sweeping narrative that tells the story of the peoples of the subcontinent, from their ancient beginnings in the valley of the Indus to the events in the region today.

India: A History #ad - In charting the evolution of the rich tapestry of cultures, India, and peoples that comprise the modern nations of Pakistan, religions, and Bangladesh, Keay weaves together insights from a variety of scholarly fields to create a rich historical narrative. The british historian and author of into India delivers “a history that is intelligent, and eminently readable” Kirkus Reviews, incisive, starred review.

Keay’s panoramic vision and multidisciplinary approach serves the function of all great historical writing.

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Modern China: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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OUP Oxford #ad - It seems to be a country of contradictions: a peasant society with some of the world's most futuristic cities, heir to an ancient civilization that is still trying to find a modern identity. This very short introduction offers the reader an entry to understanding the world's most populous nation, giving an integrated picture of modern Chinese society, politics, economy, culture, and art.

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In this new edition, rana mitter addresses China's current global position, accounting for the country's growth in global significance over the past decade. About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

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A History of Asia

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Routledge #ad - A History of Asia #ad - A history of asia is the only text to cover the area known as "monsoon Asia" - India, China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia--from the earliest times to the present. Written by leading scholar rhoads Murphey, lively tone to chronicle the complex political, social, the book uses an engaging, intellectual, and economic histories of this area.

Popular because of its scope and coverage, as well as its illustrations, and many boxed primary sources, maps, the new edition of A History of Asia continues as a leader in its field.

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Aristotle's Children: How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Middle Ages

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Mariner Books #ad - The rediscovery of these ancient ideas would spark riots and heresy trials, cause major upheavals in the Catholic Church—and also set the stage for today’s rift between reason and religion. Europe was in the long slumber of the middle ages, the Roman Empire was in tatters, and the Greek language was all but forgotten—until a group of twelfth-century scholars rediscovered and translated the works of Aristotle.

Aristotle’s children transports us back to this pivotal moment in world history, rendering the controversies of the Middle Ages lively and accessible, and allowing us to understand the philosophical ideas that are fundamental to modern thought. The philosopher’s ideas spread like wildfire across Europe, offering the scientific view that the natural world, including the soul of man, was a proper subject of study.

Aristotle's Children: How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Middle Ages #ad - Thomas aquinas, roger Bacon, William of Ockham and Aristotle himself. Los angeles times   “rubenstein’s lively prose, his lucid insights and his crystal-clear historical analyses make this a first-rate study in the history of ideas. Publishers Weekly. A true account of a turning point in medieval history that shaped the modern world, from “a superb storyteller” and the author of When Jesus Became God Los Angeles Times.

A superb storyteller who breathes new life into such fascinating figures as Peter Abelard, Albertus Magnus, St.

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God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?

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Mariner Books #ad - This is not only an enlightening journey through baryons and hadrons and leptons and electrons—it also “may be the funniest book about physics ever written” The Dallas Morning News. A nobel prize–winning physicist’s “funny, clever, entertaining” account of the history of particle physics and the hunt for a Higgs boson Library Journal.

En route, you’ll laugh so hard you won’t realize how much you are learning. San francisco examiner   “the story of the search for the ultimate constituents of matter has been told many times before, but never with more verve and wit.  .  .  . His hilarious account of how he helped persuade President Reagan to approve the construction of the Super Collider is itself worth the price of the book.

God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question? #ad - Los angeles Times. One of the clearest, most enjoyable new science books in years .  .  . Explains the entire history of physics and cosmology. In this extraordinarily accessible and witty book, leon lederman—“the most engaging physicist since the late, much-missed Richard Feynman” San Francisco Examiner—offers a fascinating tour that takes us from the Greeks’ earliest scientific observations through Einstein and beyond in an inspiring celebration of human curiosity.

It ends with the quest for the Higgs boson, nicknamed the God Particle, which scientists hypothesize will help unlock the last secrets of the subatomic universe.

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The Creation of the American States

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Morgan James Publishing #ad - The fascinating story of how and why all fifty American states were formed—and how they became a part of history’s greatest social experiment. Every us state has a unique history that deserves a separate book. The creation of the american States provides readers with essential information on how each of the fifty states came into being.

The Creation of the American States #ad - Ward burian tells the story of how the America was established over the course of four hundred years. From the time of the first explorers and settlers to the present day, A. He examines what motivated brave souls to venture into an unknown wilderness and then delves into the time frame for each state’s discovery, settlement, and consolidation into the United States.

With brief biographies interjected that spark human interest and provide perspective to what was taking place, The Creation of the American States shares a better understanding of how the North American continent was transformed from a wilderness into a powerful nation—state by state.

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So Happiness to Meet You: Foolishly, Blissfully Stranded in Vietnam

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Prospect Park Books #ad - So happiness to meet you is the funny, inspiring, and eye-opening true account of one family’s quest to regain their financial footing while living anything but the high life. Boy, were they wrong .  .  . Esterhammer tells of her family’s trials, adventures, and victories in adapting to a foreign culture, overcoming the language barrier, and enduring the kind of heat and humidity that could drive a soul insane.

No longer able to afford their comfortable lifestyle, she and her husband sold everything they had, rented out their house, and took their young autistic son to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. A brisk chronicle of a family’s misadventures in Vietnam” Kirkus Reviews. Full of love, laughter—and a surprising amount of barbecued rat—this is a “loopy adventure and charming cautionary tale for anyone who’s ever dreamed of packing it in and starting over somewhere new” Mark Haskell Smith, author of Naked at Lunch and Baked.

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