New Arrivals - Social sciences and languages
"In The Great Debate Yuval Levin explores the origins of the familiar left/right divide in American politics by examining the views of the men who best represent each side of that debate: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. In a groundbreaking exploration of the origins of our political order, Levin shows that our political divide did not originate (as many historians argue) in the French Revolution, but rather in the Anglo-American debate about that revolution. Burke and Paine were both utterly fascinating figures--active in politics, versed in philosophy, and two of the best, most effective and powerful political writers and polemicists in the history of the English speaking world. Levin sets the work of these two men against the dramatic history of their era and shows how they mixed theory and practice to advance their very different notions of liberty, equality, nature, history, reason, revolution, and reform. Paine believed in radical change and saw the American and French Revolutions as catalysts for creating a new society; Burke believed in a significantly more gradual approach with each generation acting merely as part of a long chain of history. These differing approaches to revolution and reform created a division that continues to shape our current political discourse--including issues ranging from gun control and abortion to welfare and economic reform"-- Provided by publisher.
Draws on the latest research from a diverse range of fields to consider the role of trust in success, failure, and overall well-being, discussing how to recognize cues in order to discern the trustworthiness of others.
"Maximize your current investments ; secure healthcare for the future ; capitalize on pre-retirement opportunities ; protect your assets ; break your bad habits before they make you broke ; strategize for the life you deserve!"--Cover.
Chronicles the innovation and sociological impact of railway technology that changed the world and could very well change it again. From the frigid Trans-Siberian railroad to the antiquated Indian Railways to the futuristic MagLev trains, Zoellner examines both the mechanics of the rails and their engines and how they helped societies evolve.
Answers questions about homeowners insurance, satellite and cable access for tenants, adoption, workplace rights, tenant's rights, small business, patents, finances, estate planning, and criminal law.
For the residential landlord, tax deductions can make the difference between earning a profit and losing money. Here is everything you need to legally maximize your deductions and put extra dollars in your pocket.
"Valuable tips on buying high-potential properties ; smart strategies for finding - and keeping - good tenants ; expert advice on making your properties profitable"--Cover.
A landmark tour of the new science of "idea flow" that outlines revolutionary insights into the mysteries of collective intelligence and social influence, explaining the virtually unlimited data sets of today's digital technologies and the considerable accuracy of information from social networks.
"Learn about the most important deductions and how to plan and track your expenses all year so you avoid problems with the IRS. The information is organized into categories that explain the rules for each type of deduction, including: - operating expenses - home and outside office - vehicles and travel"-- Provided by publisher.
"Understanding the tax system is vital to the health of every small business. Virtually every decision a business makes has tax consequences that can affect its bottom line?and the IRS is always watching. Develop the best tax plan for your small business, learn the ins and outs of the tax code, and create comprehensive strategies to get back the most from the IRS with this all-in-one guide"--Provided by publisher.
"Cindy Chupack has spent much of her adult life writing about dating and relationships for several hit TV series and as a sex columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine. At the age of thirty-nine, she finally found The One-and a wealth of new material. Marriage, Cindy discovered, was more of an adventure than she ever imagined, and in this collection of essays she deftly examines the comedy and cringe-worthy aspects of matrimony."-- Provided by publisher.
"Tired of phony promises about getting rich quickly, promises that lead to reckless decisions (the stepping stones to the poor house)? How about trying something different? How about going for lasting wealth-and doing it the cautious way? In Get Rich Carefully, Jim Cramer uses his thirty five years of experience as a Wall Street veteran and host of CNBC's Mad Money to create a guide to high-yield, low-risk investing. In our recovering economy, this is the plan you need to make big money without taking big risks. Drawing on his unparalleled knowledge of the stock market and on the mistakes and successes he's made on the way to his own fortune, Cramer explains-in plain English-why you can get rich in a prudent, methodical way, as long as you start now. In his own inimitable style, Cramer lays it on the line, no waffling, no on-the-one-hand-or-the-other hedging, just the straight stuff you need to accumulate wealth"-- Provided by publisher.
Offers advice to licensed professionals, such as architects, lawyers, dentists, chiropractors, doctors, and others who are subject to special tax rules on deducting start-up expenses, operating expenses, health care costs, retirement plan contributions, and other expenses on their taxes.
A pair of technology experts describe how humans will have to keep pace with machines in order to become prosperous in the future and identify strategies and policies for business and individuals to use to combine digital processing power with human ingenuity.
Presents a collection of photographs from the annual swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated magazine over a fifty-year period, showcasing famous models in exotic locations.
"The founder and CEO of LearnVest, the one of the leading personal finance sites, delivers a personalized, easy-to-follow financial plan that puts you in control over your money and lets you reclaim your financial life"-- Provided by publisher.
"With These Hands presents the world of migrant farmworkers as a complex social and economic system, a network of intertwined lives. The book includes the voices of the growers, farm labor contractors, union organizers, government investigators, coyotes, doctors, teachers, and workers' families living in other countries. No one story, no single truth, can adequately express the farmworkers' world; but this book presents its complexity in vivid and human language."--BOOK JACKET.