Extreme Financial Risks: From Dependence to Risk Management by D. Sornette, Y. Malevergne

By D. Sornette, Y. Malevergne

"Clearly elucidates severe monetary dangers linked to infrequent occasions equivalent to monetary crashes. The spotlight of the publication is the delineation of assorted copulas along with monetary dependences between diversified resources of a portfolio. particularly, the insightful dialogue on quadrant and orthant dependences casts new mild at the connection among marginal versions and fiscal dependence...brings a brilliant portrayal of the subject." -- MATHEMATICAL reports

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Tea Time with Terrorists: A Motorcycle Journey into the by Mark Stephen Meadows

By Mark Stephen Meadows

Armed with a map, a bike, an infectious humorousness, and a dim figuring out of Sri Lanka’s warfare, writer, artist, and adventurer Mark Stephen Meadows arrives within the kingdom desiring to have, because it have been, afternoon tea with terrorists. Figuring that step one to fixing an issue is knowing it, he trips north into the battle region, interviewing terrorists, generals, and heroin purchasers alongside the way.
He discovers an island of good looks and abundance flooring down via 3 many years of struggle. As he travels north via Colombo, Kandy, and the broken urban of Jaffna, Meadows provides his riveting tackle the conflict. identified for baby conscription and drawn-out torture tools, he explains, the Tamil Tigers additionally invented suicide bombing and have been the 1st to lace jointly terrorists and financiers into foreign networks of militant uprising.
In Sri Lanka, Meadows discovers a deep view into an historical tradition. alongside the best way, he learns to catch an elephant, weave rope from coconut husks, and solid out devils, and he really has tea with a couple of terrorists. this is often the inspiring tale of his trip and an enlightening meditation at the interconnectedness of globalization, the media, and smooth terrorism.

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Noetic Universe: The Scientific Evidence for Psychic by Dean Radin

By Dean Radin

Publish Date Note: initially released in 2007, book version published in 2009

The e-book of Dan Brown's most up-to-date overseas bestseller, The misplaced image, brought the realm to a desirable new proposal: 'noetics'. Now, during this carefully reasoned manifesto, Dean Radin, Senior Scientist on the Institute for Noetic Sciences, explains the recent technological know-how of noetics and the way this interesting new box of analysis is decided to alter the best way we view the realm forever.

The Noetic Universe offers dazzling solutions to common questions by way of unveiling persuasive empirical proof for the lifestyles of psychic phenomena - from telepathy and clairvoyance to jinxes and prayer. Dean Radin shatters the myths that encompass parapsychology, revealing the level to which agencies, governments and academia have embraced it, and exploring what the results might be whilst - unavoidably - mainstream technology and society embody it as well.

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Beat of Temptation by Nalini Singh

By Nalini Singh

Provide readers a gift-new tales from a bestselling lineup of romance authors.

It's the time of 12 months whilst desires come actual, miracles occur on a daily basis, and love is the best reward of all...

the vacations continually appear to deliver out the simplest in all people, with heartfelt hugs for long-missed acquaintances, honest smiles within the spirit of the season, and a sense of magic within the air.

right here, for the 1st time, is a set of paranormal romances celebrating the vacations as by no means sooner than. From a shape-shifting leopardess who wishes a packmate to be her soulmate to a storm from snow that brings a shock reward, those all-new stories via Maggie Shayne, Erin McCarthy, Nalini Singh, and Jean Johnson will stir your spirit in all of the correct places.

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Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan by Rajiv Chandrasekaran

By Rajiv Chandrasekaran

From the award-winning writer of Imperial existence within the Emerald City, a riveting, intimate account of America’s bothered battle in Afghanistan.

while President Barack Obama ordered the surge of troops and relief to Afghanistan, Washington Post correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran undefined. He chanced on the hassle sabotaged not just via Afghan and Pakistani malfeasance yet through infighting and incompetence in the American executive: a warfare cupboard arrested via vicious bickering between best nationwide safeguard aides; diplomats and relief staff who didn't carry on their grand supplies; generals who dispatched troops to the inaccurate locations; and headstrong army leaders who sought a much more expansive crusade than the White residence sought after. via their bungling and quarreling, they wound up squandering the 1st 12 months of the surge.

Chandrasekaran explains how the us hasn't ever understood Afghanistan—and most likely by no means will. through the chilly struggle, American engineers undertook a huge improvement undertaking throughout southern Afghanistan in an try to woo the rustic from Soviet impact. They outfitted dams and irrigation canals, and so they confirmed a comfortable residential group often called Little the USA, with a Western-style college, a coed neighborhood pool, and an opulent clubhouse—all of which embodied American and Afghan hopes for a shiny destiny and an in depth dating. yet within the overdue 1970s—after transforming into Afghan resistance and a Communist coup—the american citizens deserted the quarter to warlords and poppy farmers.

in a single revelatory scene after one other, Chandrasekaran follows American efforts to reclaim the exact same territory from the Taliban. alongside the best way, we meet a military basic whose adventure because the most sensible army officer in command of Iraq’s eco-friendly region couldn’t organize him for the bureaucratic knots of Afghanistan, a Marine commander whose wish to cost into distant hamlets conflicted with civilian priorities, and a war-seasoned diplomat annoyed in his push for a scaled-down yet long term American dedication. Their struggles convey how Obama’s desire of a great conflict, and the Pentagon’s wish for a powerful victory, contracted at the arid plains of southern Afghanistan.

Meticulously suggested, highly revealing, Little the USA is an exceptional exam of a failing war—and an eye-opening examine the complicated courting among the United States and Afghanistan.

Review

“Fascinating and clean . . . Chandrasekaran is an excellent reporter and swish author whose person vignettes, concerned with army and civilian misfires, are on-target and infrequently mortifying.”
-Max Boot, The Wall highway Journal

“Brilliant . . . just a journalist with Chandrasekaran’s adventure and talent may inform this terribly complex tale with such clarity.”
-June Thomas, Newsday

“Sharp and refined . . . significantly informative . . . Little the United States doesn't disappoint.”
-Bill O’Leary, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Chandrasekaran’s apt portrayal of the Afghan viewpoint and on-the-ground tensions makes the publication a needs to for coverage shapers and citizens alike.”
-Hamed Aleaziz, mom Jones

“A must-read account . . . Little the US is the simplest paintings but in addressing our military-diplomatic crusade in Afghanistan and the disorder that stymies it.”
-Peter J. Munson, Small Wars Journal

“Searing . . . strong and well timed reporting, crackling prose, and greater than a bit controversy will make this one of many summer’s scorching reads.”
-Starred assessment, Publishers Weekly

“Clearheaded . . . Well-researched and compelling . . . Chandrasekaran captures the absurdity of a bumbling forms trying to reengineer in its personal photo a society that's part a global away . . . A well timed, convincing portrait of an profession in crisis.”
-Kirkus

“Drawing on interviews with key contributors and 3 years of first-hand reportage, Chandrasekaran can provide a bracing analysis of the problem.”
-Booklist

About the Author
Rajiv Chandrasekaran is a senior correspondent and affiliate editor on the Washington publish, the place he has labored in view that 1994. He has stated from greater than 3 dozen international locations and has served because the newspaper’s bureau leader in Baghdad, Cairo, and Southeast Asia. he's the writer of Imperial lifestyles within the Emerald urban: within Iraq’s eco-friendly sector, a finalist for the nationwide e-book Award and one of many big apple Times’s 10 most sensible Books of 2007. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Atomic Obsession: Nuclear Alarmism from Hiroshima to by John E. Mueller

By John E. Mueller

Ever because the first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, the chance of nuclear annihilation has haunted the fashionable global. yet as John Mueller unearths during this eye-opening, compellingly argued, and extremely reassuring publication, our obsession with nuclear guns is unsupported via historical past, medical truth, or good judgment.

Examining the whole atomic period, Mueller boldly contends that nuclear guns have had little influence on historical past. even if they've got encouraged overwrought rules and distorted spending priorities, for the main half they've got proved to be militarily dead, and a key cause so few international locations have taken them up is they are a striking waste of cash and clinical expertise. both vital, Atomic Obsession unearths why anxieties approximately terrorists acquiring nuclear guns are primarily baseless: a bunch of functional and organizational problems make their probability of good fortune nearly vanishingly small.

Mueller, certainly one of America's such a lot distinct but provocative diplomacy students, is going even additional, protecting that our efforts to avoid the unfold of nuclear guns have produced extra anguish and violence than the bombs themselves, and that proliferation of the guns, whereas now not unavoidably fascinating, is not likely to be a massive risk or to accelerate.

"The e-book will surely make you think that. additional bonus: It's immensely enjoyable to read."
--Stephen M. Walt, ForeignPolicy.com

"Meticulously researched and punctuated with a dry wit. Mueller merits compliment for having the center to shout that the atomic emperor has no clothes."
--Arms keep an eye on Today

"Mueller plays a huge provider in puncturing the various inflated rhetoric approximately nuclear weapons.... An strange and fruitful standpoint on nuclear history."
--Science Magazine

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Tilting the Balance (Worldwar Tetralogy, Book 2) by Harry Turtledove

By Harry Turtledove

The invaders had lower the USA nearly in part on the Mississippi, vaporized Washington, D.C., devastated a lot of Europe, and held huge elements of the Soviet Union lower than their thumb.

But humanity wouldn't hand over so simply. the hot international allies have been ruthless at discovering their foe's weaknesses and exploiting them.

Whether offering offers in tiny biplanes to partisans around the big steppes of Russia, operating furiously to appreciate the enemy's captured radar in England, or scuffling with apartment to deal with at the streets of Chicago, humankind may by no means provide up.

Yet not anyone may perhaps say whilst the hellish inferno of dying could cease being a warfare of conquest and switch right into a conflict of survival--the very survival of the planet...

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Scenarios for Risk Management and Global Investment by Rachel E. S. Ziemba, William T. Ziemba

By Rachel E. S. Ziemba, William T. Ziemba

This e-book discusses eventualities for threat administration and constructing international funding innovations. What are the probabilities that a variety of destiny occasions will take place through the years and the way should still those occasions and possible incidence effect funding judgements? Assessing all attainable results is prime to probability administration, monetary engineering and funding and hedge fund concepts. A cautious attention of destiny eventualities will bring about higher funding judgements and steer clear of monetary mess ups. The ebook provides instruments and case stories worldwide for reading a wide selection of funding options, construction situations to optimize returns.

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Paradise General: Riding the Surge at a Combat Hospital in by Dave Hnida

By Dave Hnida

IN 2004, on the AGE OF FORTY-EIGHT, DR. DAVE HNIDA, a relations doctor from Littleton, Colorado, volunteered to be deployed to Iraq and spent a journey of responsibility as a battalion medical professional with a wrestle unit. In 2007, he went backthis time as a trauma leader at one of many busiest strive against help Hospitals (CSH) in the course of the Surge. In an atmosphere that was once not anything lower than a modern day M*A*S*H, the medical professionals major aim used to be easy: Get em in, get em out. the one CSH staffed via reservists who tended to be older, more-experienced medical professionals disdainful of authoritythe 399th quickly turned a medevac vacation spot of selection due to its excessive survival price, an extraordinary ninety eight percentage.

This used to be fast-food drugs at its most sensible: operating in a sequence of tents attached to the occasional run-down development, Dr. Hnida and his fellow medical professionals raced to maintain the wounded alive till they can be airlifted out of Iraq for extra broad maintenance. right here the Hippocratic Oath outmoded that of the pledge to Uncle Sam; should you bought the red-carpet helicopter trip, his crew took care of you, no questions requested. On one stretcher there can be a significantly injured American soldier whereas 3 ft away lay the rebel, shot within the head, who planted the IED that inflicted these wounds.

But there has been levity amid the chaos. On name round the clock with an unrelenting caseload, the medical professionals prescription for sanity integrated jokes, pranks, and misbehavior. Dr. Hnidas deployment was once choked with colourful characters and talented surgeons, a various crew who grew to become depended on buddies as jointly they handled the mental toll of seeing the casualties of warfare firsthand.

In a clash with out effortless solutions or even much less excellent news, Paradise normal gives us anything that we will all think inthe tale of a normal citizen became volunteer soldier attempting to make a distinction. With honesty and candor, and an off-the-wall, self-deprecating humor that sustained him and his conflict pals via their darkest hours, Dr. Hnida can provide a devastating and encouraging account of his CSH journey and an unprecedented examine therapy in the course of an unscripted struggle.

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Parimutuel Applications in Finance: New Markets for New by Ken Baron

By Ken Baron

Monetary intermediaries as a rule supply derivatives to their shoppers in basic terms once they can hedge the exposures from those transactions. Baron and Lange express that parimutuel auctions can be utilized by means of monetary intermediaries to supply derivatives with no exposing themselves to chance.

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