Authors: Scott Westerfeld,  Rodrigo Corral,
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Keywords: uglies, book, trilogy
Number of Pages: 448
Published: 2005-02-08
ISBN-10: 0689865384
ISBN-13: 9780689865381

Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. Not for her license -- for turning pretty. In Tally’s world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there. But Tally’s new friend Shay isn’t sure she wants to be pretty. She’d rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally
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Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: eBookDB.org
Keywords: gatsby
Number of Pages: 180
Published: 1999-09-30
ISBN-10: 0743273567
ISBN-13: 9780743273565

A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author s generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald s--and his country s--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. It s the story of Gatsby and his love for another. The pair meet five years before the novel begins, when Daisy is a legendary young Louisville beauty and Gatsby an impoverished officer. They fall in love, but while Gatsby serves overseas, Da
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Authors: Roberta Gatti, Diego Angel-Urdinola, Joana Silva,
Publisher: World Bank Publicatio
Keywords: north, africa, directions, development, east, middle, jobs, challenge, informality, striving
Number of Pages: 320
Published: 2014-08-01
ISBN-10: 0821395351
ISBN-13: 9780821395356

While economic growth has been sustained for a number of years in many countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, this has not resulted in the creation of an adequate number of jobs and has succeeded, at best, in generating low-quality, informal jobs. While there is a great deal of heterogeneity across countries, informality in MENA is widespread, and some countries in the region are amongst the most informal economies in the world. The book looks at informality through a human development angle and focuses specifically on informal employment. In line with this approach, the
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Author: Archie Zariski
Publisher: AU Press
Keywords: legal, enriched, learning, paths, studies, literacy, introduction, open
Number of Pages: 220
Published: 2014-10-15
ISBN-10: 192735644X
ISBN-13: 9781927356449

To understand how the legal system works, students must consider the law in terms of its structures, processes, language, and modes of thought and argument—in short, they must become literate in the field. Legal Literacy fulfills this aim by providing a foundational understanding of key concepts such as legal personhood, jurisdiction, and precedent, and by introducing students to legal research and writing skills. Examples of cases, statutes, and other legal materials support these concepts. While Legal Literacy is an introductory text, it also challenges students to
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Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publication
Keywords: medium, size, enterprises, small, regulations, business, understanding, doing
Number of Pages: 278
Published: 2013-10-25
ISBN-10: 0821399845
ISBN-13: 9780821399842

Eleventh in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 189 economies, Doing Business 2014 measures regulations affecting 11 areas of everyday business activity: ¿ Starting a business ¿ Dealing with construction permits ¿ Getting electricity ¿ Registering property ¿ Getting credit ¿ Protecting investors ¿ Paying taxes ¿ Trading across borders ¿ Enforcing contracts ¿ Closing a business ¿ Employing workers The report updates all indicators as of June 1, 2013, ranks economies on their overall “ease
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Author: Gene Kizer, Jr.
Publisher: Charleston Athenaeum Press
Keywords: irrefutable, argument, states, war, cause, slavery
Number of Pages: 250
Published: 2014-08-26
ISBN-10: 0985363274
ISBN-13: 9780985363277

A powerful argument with citation and 140 sources proving unequivocally that the North did not go to war to end slavery or free the slaves. The cause of the War Between the States (Civil War) was the threatened economic annihilation of the North brought about by the secession of the Southern States. The North quickly discovered that its great wealth and employment depended on manufacturing and shipping for the South, and without the South, the North was headed fast to economic collapse and anarchy. The North’s passage of the astronomical Morrill Tariff at the same time that Southerners m
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Author: Melvin Dresher
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: applications, theory, strategy, games
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 0833042254
ISBN-13: 9780833042255

Games of Strategy: Theory and Applications, originally published by Prentice Hall in 1961, was written by Melvin Dresher, a RAND research mathematician, during the heyday of Game Theory at RAND. This book introduced readers to the basic concepts of game theory and its applications for military, economic, and political problems, as well as its usefulness in decisionmaking in business, operations research, and behavioral science. More than forty years after its first publication as a RAND research study, and to celebrate RAND
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