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A History of the World in 6 Glasses
Tom StandageFrom beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human historyThroughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola. Beer was first made in the Fertile Crescent and by 3000 B.C.E. was so important to Mesopotamia and Egypt that it was used to pay wages. In ancient Greece wine became the main export of her vast seaborne trade, helping spread Greek culture abroad. Spirits such as brandy and rum fueled the Age of Exploration, fortifying seamen on long voyages and oiling the pernicious slave trade. Although coffee originated in the Arab world, it stoked revolutionary thought in Europe during the Age of Reason, when coffeehouses became centers of intellectual exchange. And hundreds of years after the Chinese began drinking tea, it became especially popular in Britain, with far-reaching effects on British foreign policy. Finally, though carbonated drinks were invented in 18th-century Europe they became a 20th-century phenomenon, and Coca-Cola in particular is the leading symbol of globalization.For Tom Standage, each drink is a kind of technology, a catalyst for advancing culture by which he demonstrates the intricate interplay of different civilizations. You may never look at your favorite drink the same way again.
Snap-on 92186 13-Watt Cordless Fluorescent Angle Light
Snap-on 13-Watt Cordless Fluorescent Angle Light is bright, durable and utilizes your existing extension cord, making it easy to store as well as take with. Tough ABS composite housing and shatter proof lens ensures durability. Additional lens bumpers offer further impact resistance. Built-in 10A tool tap for added convenience.
The Wide Lens: A New Strategy for Innovation
Ron AdnerHow can great companies do everything right - identify real customer needs, deliver excellent innovations, beat their competitors to market - and still fail?The sad truth is that many companies fail because they focus too intensely on their own innovations, and then neglect the innovation ecosystems on which their success depends. In our increasingly interdependent world, winning requires more than just delivering on your own promises. It means ensuring that a host of partners -some visible, some hidden- deliver on their promises, too.In The Wide Lens, innovation expert Ron Adner draws on over a decade of research and field testing to take you on far ranging journeys from Kenya to California, from transport to telecommunications, to reveal the hidden structure of success in a world of interdependence.A riveting study that offers a new perspective on triumphs like Amazon's e-book strategy and Apple's path to market dominance; monumental failures like Michelin with run-flat tires and Pfizer with inhalable insulin; and still unresolved issues like electric cars and electronic health records, The Wide Lens offers a powerful new set of frameworks and tools that will multiply your odds of innovation success.The Wide Lens will change the way you see, the way you think - and the way you win.
Snap-on 92164 25-LED Rechargeable Angle Work Light
Snap-On 25-LED Rechargeable Angle Work Light is bright, versatile, cool to the touch and easy to handle. LED's are rated up to 100,000 hrs of continuous service. Light is constructed of tough ABS housing with shatter proof lens. Lens bumpers offer protection from impact and fold-away swivel hook add positioning versatility. Rechargeable AC wall adapter is included. Snap-On flashlights are backed by a lifetime warranty.
What I Like About Me!
Allia Zobel NolanThe kids in What I Like About Me! are as different as night and day. And, guess what? They love it. Some adore the fact that their braces dazzle and gleam, others feel distinguished when they wear their glasses. Still others wouldn't trade their big feet for a lifetime of free video games. A mylar mirror embedded in the last page let kids take a look at themselves and decide what they like best about themselves.
Design of Wood Structures-ASD/LRFD
Donald Breyer, Kenneth Fridley, Jr., David Pollock and Kelly CobeenThe leading text and reference on wood design, updated to include the latest codes and data Continued the sterling standard set by earlier editions, this indispensable reference leads you through the complete design of a wood structure (except for the foundation), following the same sequence used in the actual design/construction process.
(2 Pack) MagicFiber Ultra Fine Goja Microfiber Cleaning Cloths for LCD screen, Camera Lens, Glasses and other delicate surfaces (1 Blue, 1 Grey / Premium 200mg) Removes fingerprints and oil with just a swipe! Perfect for Tablets (iPad, Xoom, Galaxy Tab, K
Our highly rated and very popular Goja Microfibers. Extremely effective, yet safe on all your most delicate items. Our ultra fine premium (200mg) microfiber cloths are designed to meet the highest standards of quality. Available in multiple quantities and colors, always the same great quality! Simply Amazon search "GOJASTORE" for more options. Please see our numerous customer reviews in this or our other microfiber listings for additional testimonials. We promise you will not be disappointed! Thank you! - New Premium Goja Microfiber Cleaning Cloth (1 Blue, 1 Grey)- Ultra gentle! Extremely fine microfiber leaves zero scratches, streaks or marks. Safe for all surfaces and lenses.- Absolutely no threads, strings, or coarse edges are ever used on our microfibers. Do not accept inferior substitutes that can scratch your delicate items. - Features special saw tooth pattern edges. Other sellers' cloths have unfinished edges that will fray easily, the weave becoming undone and threads pulling out easily. Our microfibers are made with premium materials and designed to the highest standard of quality.- Ideal for cleaning oil, fingerprints, smudges, and dirt off eyeglasses, laptops, tablets of all brands, smart phones, and  any other LCD or touch screen. Also perfectly safe and effective on DSLR lenses, binoculars, telescopes, and other delicate optics.- Especially effective when used dry to quickly and easily remove oil and fingerprints with just a swipe. Can also be used with or without cleaning solutions. Wipe down kids' toys, cribs, stainless steal counters and other areas you want to keep chemical free.- Great value for your money. Reusable and long lasting. Machine washable (no detergent, no machine dry). No more paper towel and tissue waste.- Size: 6 x 7 inches (15cm x 18cm)- Each microfiber is individually and neatly packed in it's own polyurethane plastic bag for long term safekeeping.
(6 Pack) MagicFiber Ultra Fine Goja Microfiber Cleaning Cloths for LCD screen, Camera Lens, Glasses and other delicate surfaces (5 Black, 1 Grey / Premium 200mg) Removes fingerprints and oil with just a swipe! Perfect for Tablets (iPad, Xoom, Galaxy Tab,
Our highly rated and very popular Goja Microfibers. Extremely effective, yet safe on all your most delicate items. Our ultra fine premium (200mg) microfiber cloths are designed to meet the highest standards of quality. Available in multiple quantities and colors, always the same great quality! Simply Amazon search "GOJASTORE" for more options. Please see our numerous customer reviews in this or our other microfiber listings for additional testimonials. We promise you will not be disappointed! Thank you!- New Premium Goja Microfiber Cleaning Cloth (5 Black, 1 Grey)- Ultra gentle! Extremely fine microfiber leaves zero scratches, streaks or marks. Safe for all surfaces and lenses.- Absolutely no threads, strings, or coarse edges are ever used on our microfibers. Do not accept inferior substitutes that can scratch your delicate items. - Features special saw tooth pattern edges. Other sellers' cloths have unfinished edges that will fray easily, the weave becoming undone and threads pulling out easily. Our microfibers are made with premium materials and designed to the highest standard of quality.- Ideal for cleaning oil, fingerprints, smudges, and dirt off eyeglasses, laptops, tablets of all brands, smart phones, and  any other LCD or touch screen. Also perfectly safe and effective on DSLR lenses, binoculars, telescopes, and other delicate optics.- Especially effective when used dry to quickly and easily remove oil and fingerprints with just a swipe. Can also be used with or without cleaning solutions. Wipe down kids' toys, cribs, stainless steal counters and other areas you want to keep chemical free.- Great value for your money. Reusable and long lasting. Machine washable (no detergent, no machine dry). No more paper towel and tissue waste.- Size: 6 x 7 inches (15cm x 18cm)- Each microfiber is individually and neatly packed in it's own polyurethane plastic bag for long term safekeeping.
Fractals, Chaos, Power Laws: Minutes from an Infinite Paradise (Dover Books on Physics)
Manfred Schroeder and PhysicsThis fascinating book explores the connections between chaos theory, physics, biology, and mathematics. Its award-winning computer graphics, optical illusions, and games illustrate the concept of self-similarity, a typical property of fractals. The author — hailed by Publishers Weekly as a modern Lewis Carroll — conveys memorable insights in the form of puns and puzzles. 1992 edition.
Customer Service For Dummies
Karen Leland and Keith BaileyCustomer Service For Dummies, Third Edition integrates the unbeatable information from Customer Service For Dummies and Online Customer Service For Dummies to form an all-in-one guide to customer loyalty for large and small businesses alike. The book covers the fundamentals of service selling and presents up-to-date advice on such fundamentals as help desks, call centers, and IT departments. Plus, it shows readers how to take stock of their customer service strengths and weaknesses, create useful customer surveys, and learn from the successes and failures of businesses just like theirs.Karen Leland and Keith Bailey (Sausalito, CA) are cofounders of Sterling Consulting Group, an international consulting firm specializing in quality service consulting and training for such clients as Oracle, IBM, Avis, and Lucent.