Why Australia Is in Danger of Sleepwalking Into the Future
Author: Peter Hendy
Pubpsher: Connor Court Publishing Pty Limited
Category: Business & Economics
Australia is in danger of sleepwalking into the future. For decades Australia "slept" through a period of high tariff protection and heavily regulated industries. As a result, by the 1970s it's relative living standards were in decline. The situation was saved by significant reforms instituted from the 1980s through to the early 2000s. Since the late-2000s the country has been resting on its laurels with only minimal reform. There are danger signals everywhere, from the domestic economy to our international relations and the rise of China. This book is a wake-up call for Australia's policymakers.
"Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity ... An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now ... neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming"--Amazon.com.
Release on 2003 | by Linda Alcoff,Professor of Philosophy Women's Studies and Political Science Linda Martin Alcoff
Stories of Women in Philosophy
Author: Linda Alcoff,Professor of Philosophy Women's Studies and Political Science Linda Martin Alcoff
Pubpsher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In this easy-to-follow book, Professor Cary Cooper and Dr Howard Kahn guideyou through the steps you can take to manage and control stress in the workplace. This book helps you to understand what stress is and identify how and why it occurs at work, and offers practical advice to help you make positive changes.Find out 50 things you can do to manage stress at work today including:* Identify the causes of stress and learn how to recognise them* Develop skills to manage your time more efficiently* Increase your resilience at work* Learn techniques to cope with office politics* Find out how you can increase motivation in yourself and your colleagues
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and the Beginning of America's Vietnam War
Author: Ezra Y. Siff
Pubpsher: Praeger Pub Text
A carefully researched analysis by one who was in fact a participant--a staff assistant to Senator Nelson (D-Wis.), who sought to amend the Gulf of Tonkin resolution to preclude use of U.S. ground forces--Siff provides the first accurate account of how the political processes in the U.S. Senate allowed the executive branch to launch a major war, with basically no accountability to Congress. The actual reasons behind the escalation are coherently examined for the first time, with an emphasis on the role of the U.S. Senate.
Release on 1988 | by James A. Horne,Reader Department of Human Sciences James Horne
The Functions of Sleep in Humans and Other Mammals
Author: James A. Horne,Reader Department of Human Sciences James Horne
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press, USA
This book examines the purpose of sleep in mammals, particularly in humans. The author's approach takes a broad biological perspective, clearing away many misconceptions in order to derive a number of well-founded hypotheses about a variety of aspects of sleep. Technicalities are kept to a minimum and an effort has been made to make the book understandable to a wide readership, including anyone with a basic background in biology and psychology. The emphasis is on the role of sleep itself, not on the physiological mechanisms that assist its occurrence.
Revisit the definitive book on Pearl Harbor in advance of the 75th anniversary (December 7, 2016) of the "date which will live in infamy" At 7:53 a.m., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.S. Naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor. As intense and absorbing as a suspense novel, At Dawn We Slept is the unparalleled and exhaustive account of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. It is widely regarded as the definitive assessment of the events surrounding one of the most daring and brilliant naval operations of all time. Through extensive research and interviews with American and Japanese leaders, Gordon W. Prange has written a remarkable historical account of the assault that-sixty years later-America cannot forget. "The reader is bound to feel its power....It is impossible to forget such an account." —The New York Times Book Review "At Dawn We Slept is the definitive account of Pearl Harbor." —Chicago Sun-Times From the Trade Paperback edition.
Written by the best selling author of Where the Hell Is God, this accessible volume is is for everyone who wonders how to pray, everyone who wonders what happens when you pray, and everyone who wonders if God hears our prayers.
I Can Say, I Slept in Saudi Arabia!", is a true story based on diaries the author kept when she lived in Saudi Arabia with her husband in the mid 1980s. It tells how she was able to go there when her husband was offered a one year contract to work for their bus company, SAPTCO, and the contract stated, "No wife". This story tells how she managed to get there to live, and what she did when she got there. The chapter titles hint at the many experiences the author had; for instance, underground church services, prison ministery, safety, friends, shopping, etc. She wore the Saudi dress for women, (abaya and veil) and went out by herself and rode the bus. If you would like to know what it was like to live in Saudi Arabia back then, the land of mystique, you will enjoy this book.
Giving in to temptation never felt so good! Ruby Bell has put scandal and relationships behind her to forge a successful career in film. Then the talk of Hollywood himself, actor Devlin Cooper, strolls onto her Outback set—fired from his two previous movies, and looking decidedly tempting! The last thing Ruby needs is Dev making outrageous demands and causing her to question her "no romance at work" rule…. But what's a girl to do when Dev's taking her on a lavish date one moment, then calling "cut" on their growing closeness the next? What exactly does he want with her—and what's causing the shadows behind those famous blue eyes? Now she's too intrigued to walk away….