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Czytanie książek pomaga w karierze | KopalniaWiedzy.pl

Czytanie książek pomaga w karierze | KopalniaWiedzy.pl | Valuable books | Scoop.it
Mark Taylor, z Wydziału Socjologii Oxford University odkrył, że nastolatkowie czytający książki mają  większe szanse na zrobienie kariery zawodowej.
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Egregious English: 20 Commonly Misused English Words and Phrases

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This Beyond Words blog post lists 20 Commonly misused English words and phrases. Read more here.
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12 x śmierć - Pauli Michał za | Książki empik.com

12 x śmierć - Pauli Michał za | Książki empik.com | Valuable books | Scoop.it

12 x śmierć - Pauli Michał 

 

Napisane na podstawie autentycznych wydarzeń opowiadanie, przedstawia historię, która przydarzyła się autorowi, podczas jednej z podróży do egzotycznej Tajlandii.
Jej bohater za namową tajnej agentki policji, daje się tam wplątać w przemyt narkotyków. Niefortunna decyzja kończy się dla niego tragicznie zamieniając egzotyczną wyprawę w niekończący się horror. Trafia do aresztu, a następnie skazany na 12 kar śmierci, do jednego z najgorszych i najbardziej zatłoczonych więzień świata – Bang Kwang.Opisując swoje sześć lat za murami, ukazuje drugą stronę Krainy Uśmiechu – jak często nazywana jest przez turystów Tajlandia.
Jego prośbę o ułaskawienie do króla Tajlandii, wsparło trzech polskich prezydentów: Lech Wałęsa, Aleksander Kwaśniewski i Lech Kaczyński.

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Tomasz Zalewski -„Inne Stany. Czym różnią się od nas Amerykanie"

Tomasz Zalewski -„Inne Stany. Czym różnią się od nas Amerykanie" | Valuable books | Scoop.it

merykanie lubią powtarzać: We are the greatest – Jesteśmy najwięksi i najwspanialsi. To przekonanie jest fundamentem ich zbiorowej tożsamości i patriotyzmu. Książka Tomasza Zalewskiego jest próbą reportażowo-eseistycznego opisu, analizy i refleksji na temat najciekawszych przejawów amerykańskiej wyjątkowości. Autora interesują główne ideologiczne wątki „amerykańskiego credo”, specyficznie amerykańskie zjawiska społeczno-kulturowe, jak sentyment do samochodów i kult broni palnej, oraz te sfery życia – na przykład praktykowanie i przeżywanie religii, sport, seks – w których odrębność homo americanus zaznacza się najwyraźniej. Amerykańska wyjątkowość – indywidualizm, quasi-religijny charakter wiary w konstytucję i demokrację przy jednoczesnej nieufności do rządu, uwielbienie wolności, optymizm, otwartość na imigrantów – była zawsze źródłem siły USA i inspiracją dla wielu narodów. Czy pozostaje to dziś aktualne? Czy nie bywa przeszkodą do zmian?

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The Price of Inequality

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The top 1 percent of Americans control 40 percent of the nation s wealth. And, as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains, while those at the top enjoy the best health care, education, and benefits of wealth, they fail to realize that their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live. Stiglitz draws on his deep understanding of economics to show that growing inequality is not inevitable: moneyed interests compound their wealth by stifling true, dynamic capitalism. They have made America the most unequal advanced industrial country while crippling growth, trampling on the rule of law, and undermining democracy. The result: a divided society that cannot tackle its most pressing problems. With characteristic insight, Stiglitz examines our current state, then teases out its implications for democracy, for monetary and budgetary policy, and for globalization. He closes with a plan for a more just and prosperous future.

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Information is Beautiful

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A visual guide to the way the world really worksEvery day, every hour, every minute we are bombarded by information - from television, from newspapers, from the internet, we're steeped in it, maybe even lost in it.
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The Graham Norton Show - 2011 - S8x19 Stanley Tucci, Miriam Margolyes, Jimmy Carr, Bruno Mars Part 1

The Graham Norton Show 2011 S8x19 Featuring Stanley Tucci, Miriam Margolyes, and Graham's favourite comedian Jimmy Carr, Bruno Mars sings later.
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The Graham Norton Show - 2011 - S8x19 Stanley Tucci, Miriam Margolyes, Jimmy Carr, Bruno Mars Part 1

The Graham Norton Show 2011 S8x19 Featuring Stanley Tucci, Miriam Margolyes, and Graham's favourite comedian Jimmy Carr, Bruno Mars sings later.

 

Loosely connected to the M. Margoyles book (via the author only, really), but still a hilarious treat. Great.

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Bad Samaritans | Bloomsbury Press

Bad Samaritans | Bloomsbury Press | Valuable books | Scoop.it

"A smart, lively and provocative book that offers us compelling new ways of looking at globalization." - Joseph Stiglitz

"I recommend this book to people who have any interest in these issues. i.e. everyone..." -- Bob Geldof

"Every orthodoxy needs effective critics. Ha-Joon Chang is probably the world's most effective critic of globalisation. He does not deny the benefits to developing countries of integration into the world economy. But he draws on the lessons of history to argue that they must be allowed to integrate on their own terms"-- Martin Wolf

"This is a marvellous book. Well researched, panoramic in its scope and beautifully written, Bad Samaritans is the perfect riposte to devotees of a one-size-fits-all model of growth and globalisation. I strongly urge you to read it". Larry Elliott

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The Third Industrial Revolution: How the Internet, Green Electricity, and 3-D Printing Are Ushering in a Sustainable Era of Distributed Capitalism

The Third Industrial Revolution: How the Internet, Green Electricity, and 3-D Printing Are Ushering in a Sustainable Era of Distributed Capitalism | Valuable books | Scoop.it
In the same way that the Internet radically reduced entry costs in generating and disseminating information, giving rise to new businesses like Google and Facebook, additive manufacturing has the potential to greatly reduce the cost of producing...
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Domowa biblioteka sprzyja edukacji | KopalniaWiedzy.pl

Domowa biblioteka sprzyja edukacji | KopalniaWiedzy.pl | Valuable books | Scoop.it
Wiadomo od dawna, że znaczenie ma miejsce zamieszkania, stopień zamożności, że bardzo istotne jest zajęcie i wykształcenie rodziców. Okazuje się jednak, że równie ważne, a nawet ważniejsze jest posiadanie w domu dużej ilości książek.
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Societies Beyond Oil: Oil Dregs and Social Futures (Book) by John Urry (2013): Waterstones.com

Societies Beyond Oil: Oil Dregs and Social Futures (Book) by John Urry (2013): Waterstones.com | Valuable books | Scoop.it
Societies Beyond Oil: Oil Dregs and Social Futures (Book) by John Urry (2013)
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Download a Free Audio Book | Audible Free Trial Offer

Download a Free Audio Book | Audible Free Trial Offer | Valuable books | Scoop.it
Special offer - download a free audio book to your iPod, Android, Kindle or MP3 player with a Audible 30 day free trial. Choose from 100,000+ titles.
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Sklep internetowy Polityki

Sklep internetowy Polityki | Valuable books | Scoop.it

Anatomia czytania dla wszystkich miłośników książek. Mamy swoje ulubione książki, miejsca do czytania, sposoby układania książek na półkach i wspomnienia związane z czytaniem. Zagorzali czytelnicy często o tym rozmawiają: jedni podróżowali śladem ważnych książek, inni kolekcjonowali pierwsze zdania. Ta książka składa się więc z głosów wielu czytelników i jest tak naprawdę nieukończona, bo każdy mógłby dodać do niej coś od siebie. W naszej pamięci przeczytane książki układają się w rodzaj autobiografii.

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End This Depression Now! - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

End This Depression Now! - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Valuable books | Scoop.it

End This Depression Now! is a non-fiction book by Paul Krugman, an American economist and winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He also writes a twice-weekly op-ed column for The New York Times and a blog named for his 2007 book The Conscience of a Liberal as well as teaches economics at Princeton University. The book is intended for a general audience and was published by W. W. Norton & Company in April 2012. Krugman has presented his book at the London School of Economics,[1] on fora.tv,[2] and elsewhere.[3]

 

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Krugman states explictly in the early sections of the book,

"But the essential point is that what we really need to get out of this current depression is another burst of government spending. Is it really that simple? Would it really be that easy? Basically, yes."[4]

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Ucz się języków, będziesz zdrowszy | Do you sprechen po ruski? - Polityka.pl

Ucz się języków, będziesz zdrowszy | Do you sprechen po ruski? - Polityka.pl | Valuable books | Scoop.it
Biegła znajomość języków obcych poprawia nie tylko nasze perspektywy zawodowe, ale i funkcjonowanie naszego mózgu – opóźnia rozwój choroby Alzheimera, sprawia, że stajemy się bardziej kreatywni.
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will.i.am on The Graham Norton Show (Season 11 - Episode 11)

The full episode. Work of art!

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Miriam Margoyles| Dickens' Women

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Following acclaimed performances in 2007, award-winning British actress Miriam Margolyes returns for an encore tour of Australia and New Zealand of her one-woman show, Dickens’ Women.

 

Absolutely hilarious, great performance, great personality.

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23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang | Valuable books | Scoop.it
Ha-Joon Chang offers a masterful debunking of some of the myths of capitalism, writes John Gray...

Anxiously defending their turf, many have objected that they never claimed to predict the future. But as Ha-Joon Chang writes: "Economists are not some innocent technicians who did a decent job within the narrow confines of their expertise until they were collectively wrong-footed by a once-in-a-century disaster that no one could have predicted." Far from being an inward-looking, hermetic discipline, economics has been a hugely powerful – and profitable – enterprise, shaping the policies of governments and companies throughout much of the world. The results have been little short of disastrous. As Chang puts it: "Economics, as it has been practised in the last three decades, has been positively harmful for most people."

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Frank, R.H.: The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good.

Frank, R.H.: The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good. | Valuable books | Scoop.it

The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good by Frank, R.H., published by Princeton University Press...

 

Who was the greater economist--Adam Smith or Charles Darwin? The question seems absurd. Darwin, after all, was a naturalist, not an economist. But Robert Frank, New York Times economics columnist and best-selling author of The Economic Naturalist, predicts that within the next century Darwin will unseat Smith as the intellectual founder of economics. The reason, Frank argues, is that Darwin's understanding of competition describes economic reality far more accurately than Smith's. And the consequences of this fact are profound. Indeed, the failure to recognize that we live in Darwin's world rather than Smith's is putting us all at risk by preventing us from seeing that competition alone will not solve our problems.

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