One in a Billion

One in a Billion Author Kai Chen
ISBN-10 9781425985028
Release 2007-01
Pages 360
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1950, and the cookie-cutter houses in the slipstream of a paper mill promise new beginnings for the families moving to Heath Street. From the tragicomedy of Atom Bomb drills to the wonder of glitzy gadgetry, Dyanflow transmissions and automatic canasta shuffling machines, everything that makes Made in America the password to the future is reflected in the neighbors' prodigious faith in progress. On Heath Street the seeds are sown for a generation caught between vanity and self-esteem, humility and confidence, duty and liberation. How far we've come -- or have we only just begun the journey?

One in a Billion

One in a Billion Author Ludan Bone
ISBN-10 9781925152005
Release 2014
Pages 142
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When Ludan Bone started making her phone calls to China in 1993 she was one woman with no contacts trying to sell an intangible, copyrighted product to an industry where royalties were alien. But over the next two decades, she built a formidable business from scratch and became the biggest player in the production music business in China. The business memoir, One in a Billion, charts Ludan’s rise from a part-time marketing manager in Sydney to the head of her own top-tier firm in Beijing with one of the biggest music libraries in the world. It follows her successes and failures, the frequent overhauls in the Chinese broadcasting industry and the practical challenges of operating in the mainland business world. To get where she is today, Ludan had to educate an entire market and convince potential clients that her high-end product would revolutionize their way of working. Production music has transformed broadcasting in China, so much so that few today could do without it. The book also gives insight into mainland culture and offers tips for would-be entrepreneurs, businesspeople in China and anybody trying to make an idea pay on the mainland. The information based on direct experience and applies to all those with a dream of taking an idea into uncharted territory. One in a Billion gives a practical and accessible insider’s look at how a new business idea was turned into a reality against the odds. Ludan’s company, Songba, has risen from obscurity to one of the leading names in professional broadcasting. This book tells the story of an individual entrepreneur and how she relied on her own wits to make her way in China. In addition, it covers three themes that not found together elsewhere but that are more important than ever: copyright, media and music in China.

One in a Billion

One in a Billion Author Beth Kery
ISBN-10 9781459234956
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 224
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The discovery that corporate mogul Lincoln DuBois had left her half his company rocked Deidre Kavanaugh's world. After all, she'd only just learned that the billionaire could be her real father. And with his right-hand man, Nick Malone, up in arms, claiming her share of the inheritance wouldn't be easy. Charismatic tycoon Nick Malone had his doubts about Deidre's paternity claim, but it was hard to remain aloof when all he wanted to do was kiss her! Nick couldn't seem to stop wanting to protect the rebellious beauty—or silence the desire to make her his own. And if her claim was true, Nick could lose half his inheritance. So why was he focusing on what he could gain…a lifetime of love with the woman of his dreams?

One in a Billion

One in a Billion Author Sandy Thompson
ISBN-10 1576872963
Release 2006
Pages 143
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China is a land of billions. A billion people, billions of dollars in spending power, and billions of hopes and dreams. Now, at the dawn of a new millennium, China is poised to be one of the greatest social and economic forces in world history. What few realize, though, is that over 95 percent of China's growth over the last two years has been generated by domestic demand. For brands to gain a foothold in this rapidly expanding economy, dollars are not enough. Nor is information, such as that gleaned from focus groups and traditional market research. To reach the 1.3 billion potential consumers in China, you need to understand: understand the people, their lives and motivations, ambitions and desires. And to move past knowledge to understanding, you need to Xplore.

One in a Billion

One in a Billion Author Mark Johnson
ISBN-10 9781451661330
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 256
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“A riveting scientific detective story” (The Washington Post) by two Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists who chronicle a young Wisconsin boy with a never-before-seen disease and the doctors who save his life by taking a new step into the future of medicine. In this landmark medical narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Mark Johnson and Kathleen Gallagher share the story of Nic Volker, the first patient to be saved by a bold breakthrough in medicine—a complete gene sequencing, aimed at finding the cause of an otherwise undiagnosable illness. At just two years old, Nic experienced a brief flicker of pain that signaled the awakening of a new and deadly disease, one that would hurl him and his family into a harrowing journey in search for a lifesaving cure. After his symptoms stump every practitioner, it becomes clear that Nic’s is a one in a billion case, a disease that no one has ever seen before. As Nic and his family search for answers, the scientific community is racing to bring about the next revolution in medicine—translating results from the Human Genome Project to treatments for actual patients. At the forefront is the brilliant geneticist Howard Jacob, who starts a lab at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Then Nic’s head physician reaches out to Jacob with an unprecedented of idea. A disease like Nic’s is likely due to a rare mutation: if they could sequence his genes to try to find the mutation, the boy might live. Jacob doesn’t know if he can do it; Nic’s doctors don’t know if it will even work; and no one knows what else might lie in the Pandora’s Box of Nic’s genome. But they decide to try—and in doing so, they step into a new era of medicine. One in a Billion is “a compelling story of a modern medical miracle—the first instance of personalized medicine” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) and the birth of a scientific revolution.

One in a Billion

One in a Billion Author Sharlee Mullins Glenn
ISBN-10 1929281064
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 32
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This story portrays a discovery we all must make, that being one of many doesn't diminish who we are. Each of us in unique in all the world.

One in a Billion

One in a Billion Author Lei Deng Cantrell
ISBN-10 9781467815543
Release 2007-01-15
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One in a Billion has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from One in a Billion also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full One in a Billion book for free.

One in a Billion

One in a Billion Author Michael McGuffee
ISBN-10 1887578048
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 29
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Renée and her friends stack cubes to see how big an area a billion will make.

Social Photography

Social Photography Author Daniela Bowker
ISBN-10 9781781571774
Release 2014-06-02
Pages 160
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Hot photo apps come and go, but the practice of shooting and sharing is universal and is now a fundamental part of the way that we communicate with each other. Photos aren’t printed on paper anymore – they are displayed on screens; and everywhere they are shown, the viewer is invited to like or share. Social Photography will show you how to create photos that will be clicked on, liked, shared, and – if you want – go viral. A must-read for anyone who takes their online presence seriously, this book will show you how to give your photos a fresh look, give you hundreds of posing and shooting ideas, and let you share your life’s most exciting moments wider than ever before.

Das Gen

Das Gen Author Siddhartha Mukherjee
ISBN-10 9783104033273
Release 2017-05-24
Pages 768
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Großartig, fesselnd und folgenreich: Pulitzer-Preisträger Siddhartha Mukherjee erzählt meisterhaft die Geschichte der Entzifferung des Mastercodes, der unser Menschsein bestimmt. Als Siddhartha Mukherjee seinen Bestseller ›Der König aller Krankheiten‹ beendet hatte, machte er sich auf eine Reise in die indische Heimat. Er besucht Cousin Moni, der an Schizophrenie leidet – wie auffällig viele seiner Verwandten. Fasziniert beginnt Mukherjee sich mit der Geschichte der Gene zu beschäftigen: Von den Erbsenkreuzungen Mendels bis zur neuesten Gen-Bearbeitungs-Methode CRISPR schreibt Mukherjee den spannenden Roman einer wissenschaftlichen Suche und verwebt ihn mit der Geschichte seiner Familie. Das große Buch eines begnadeten Erzählers und Arztes, das gewaltige Panorama einer machtvollen Entdeckung, die man nun endlich versteht. Packend und einzigartig. »Wer wissen will, was es bedeutet, Mensch zu sein, sollte dieses Buch lesen.« Boston Globe »Lesen Sie dieses Buch, so werden Sie auf die Zukunft bestens vorbereitet sein. « Sunday Times »Meisterhaft aufgebaut, wunderbar erzählt [...] Mukherjee ist ein Genie darin, zutiefst menschliche Geschichten hinter abstrakten Ideen zu entdecken.« Andrew Solomon, Washington Post »Eine inspirierende und ungemein bewegende Lektüre.« San Francisco Chronicle

Zehn Milliarden

Zehn Milliarden Author Stephen Emmott
ISBN-10 9783518734100
Release 2013-09-09
Pages 206
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Für die Herstellung eines Burgers braucht man 3000 Liter Wasser. Wir produzieren in zwölf Monaten mehr Ruß als im gesamten Mittelalter und fliegen allein in diesem Jahr sechs Billionen Kilometer. Unsere Enkel werden sich die Erde mit zehn Milliarden Menschen teilen müssen. Haben wir noch eine Zukunft? Stephen Emmott, Leiter eines von Microsoft aufgebauten Forschungslabors und Professor in Oxford, schafft mit »Zehn Milliarden« etwas Einzigartiges: Zum ersten Mal zeichnet ein Experte ein zusammenhängendes, aktuelles und für jeden verständliches Bild unserer Lage. Kein theoretischer Überbau, kein moralischer Zeigefinger, nur die Fakten. Und die unmissverständliche Botschaft: »Wir sind nicht zu retten.« Emmott greift auf neueste Erkenntnisse zurück und zeigt, dass wir uns längst den Boden unter den Füßen weggezogen haben. »Zehn Milliarden« ist der letzte Weckruf. Wir dürfen ihn nicht überhören.

Cherish Duo

Cherish Duo Author Nancy Robards Thompson
ISBN-10 1488750327
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 456
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A Celebration Christmas - Nancy Robards Thompson The greatest gift of all... Lily Palmer is in for the Christmas of a lifetime! When the nanny signs up to watch Dr. Cullen Dunlevy's four foster kids, she's got her hands full. The Thomas clan is the most mischievous group of youngsters she's ever had to wrangle, but Lily loves the job. After all, what girl wouldn't adore spending the holidays with a warmhearted new family - and their irresistibly handsome foster dad? Cullen doesn't mind Christmas, but his Scrooge-like façade is there for a reason - to protect himself. His tough childhood caused him to hide behind his work and avoid entanglements at all costs. That includes avoiding falling for the deliciously tempting new nanny that Santa left for him this year.... One in a Billion - Beth Kery From prodigal daughter to billionaire heiress? The discovery that corporate mogul Lincoln DuBois had left her half his company rocked Deidre Kavanaugh's world. After all, she'd only just learned that the billionaire could be her real father. And with his right-hand man Nick Malone up in arms, claiming her share of the inheritance wouldn't be easy. Charismatic tycoon Nick Malone had his doubts about Deidre's paternity claim, but it was hard to remain aloof when all he wanted to do was kiss her! Nick couldn't seem to stop wanting to protect the rebellious beauty - or silence the desire to make her his own. And if her claim was true, Nick could lose half his inheritance. So why was he focusing on what he could gain...a lifetime of love with the woman of his dreams?

One Million Deaths and a Black Man one in a Billion

One Million Deaths and a Black Man   one in a Billion Author R. Scott Giberti
ISBN-10 0578014602
Release 2009-04-01
Pages 406
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Millions of Blacks killed? Was this a vision or an impression, and what did William Branham see? Did he see civil rights marchers slaughtered in 1963? Did he see future riots in Watts, Los Angeles in 1965 or possibly South African clashes during the 1980's Apartheid era? Did he see the genocides of Africa in the latter part of the 20th Century? Did he see the African AIDS epidemic and the resulting death of millions upon millions? Or could he have possibly seen the slaughter of millions of aborted black children, with the tacit consent and political influence of Barak Obama as both Senator and President? Drawing from the prophecies of renowned evangelist William Branham, deemed by millions to be a prophet, Giberti in his second nonfiction book, take readers on an unforgettable journey through prophecy and current events and into the terrifying future of America. This book was not written as a personal attack on President Barak Obama, Hillary Clinton or anyone else. In fact, Giberti does not seem to have a political axe to grind. R Scott Giberti is on a mission to deliver a message - among other prophecies, seven events were foretold in 1933, two remain unfulfilled: Will Hillary Clinton become America's first dictator, and can America escape destruction? America is at a crossroads and has a date with destiny, yet is deserving of a final warning. Read this book to find out why.

Eine Billion Dollar

Eine Billion Dollar Author Andreas Eschbach
ISBN-10 9783838700571
Release 2009-03-17
Pages 893
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Stell dir vor, du wirst über Nacht zum reichsten Menschen der Welt... John Salvatore Fontanelli ist ein armer Schlucker, bis er eine unglaubliche Erbschaft macht: ein Vermögen, das ein entfernter Vorfahr im 16. Jahrhundert hinterlassen hat und das durch Zins und Zinseszins in fast 500 Jahren auf über eine Billion Dollar angewachsen ist. Der Erbe dieses Vermögens, so heißt es im Testament, werde einst der Menschheit die verlorene Zukunft wiedergeben. John tritt das Erbe an. Er legt sich Leibwächter zu, verhandelt mit Ministern und Kardinälen. Die schönsten Frauen liegen ihm zu Füßen. Aber kann er noch jemandem trauen? Und dann erhält er einen Anruf von einem geheimnisvollen Fremden, der zu wissen behauptet, was es mit dem Erbe auf sich hat ... Mit "Eine Billion Dollar" hat Bestsellerautor Andreas Eschbach einen spannenden Thriller über Moral und Habgier geschrieben.

20 Compelling Evidences That God Exists

20 Compelling Evidences That God Exists Author Ken Boa
ISBN-10 9780781409414
Release 2013-10-04
Pages 224
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Is it Reasonable to Believe? Remarkably, even though millions upon millions of us do believe in God, when we are asked why we have such faith, we become tongue-tied and struggle to give a reason for our hope. No wonder those who don't believe God exists remain unconvinced—there's too few of us ready to speak on God's behalf! Ken Boa and Robert Bowman have provided a resource that tackles the most profound arguments from philosophy, science, sociology, psychology, and history ... and presents twenty clear, concise, and compelling evidences that show that faith in God—and specifically Jesus Christ—is reasonable.

Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century

Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century Author P. Galison
ISBN-10 9789401143790
Release 2013-03-07
Pages 383
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All technologies differ from one another. They are as varied as humanity's interaction with the physical world. Even people attempting to do the same thing produce multiple technologies. For example, John H. White discovered more than l 1000 patents in the 19th century for locomotive smokestacks. Yet all technologies are processes by which humans seek to control their physical environment and bend nature to their purposes. All technologies are alike. The tension between likeness and difference runs through this collection of papers. All focus on atmospheric flight, a twentieth-century phenomenon. But they approach the topic from different disciplinary perspectives. They ask disparate questions. And they work from distinct agendas. Collectively they help to explain what is different about aviation - how it differs from other technologies and how flight itself has varied from one time and place to another. The importance of this topic is manifest. Flight is one of the defining technologies of the twentieth century. Jay David Bolter argues in Turing's Man that certain technologies in certain ages have had the power not only to transform society but also to shape the way in which people understand their relationship with the physical world. "A defining technology," says Bolter, "resembles a magnifying glass, which collects and focuses seemingly disparate ideas in a culture into one bright, sometimes piercing ray." 2 Flight has done that for the twentieth century.


Superintelligence Author Nick Bostrom
ISBN-10 9780191666834
Release 2014-07-03
Pages 272
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The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of our species then would come to depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence. But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed AI or otherwise to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation? To get closer to an answer to this question, we must make our way through a fascinating landscape of topics and considerations. Read the book and learn about oracles, genies, singletons; about boxing methods, tripwires, and mind crime; about humanity's cosmic endowment and differential technological development; indirect normativity, instrumental convergence, whole brain emulation and technology couplings; Malthusian economics and dystopian evolution; artificial intelligence, and biological cognitive enhancement, and collective intelligence. This profoundly ambitious and original book picks its way carefully through a vast tract of forbiddingly difficult intellectual terrain. Yet the writing is so lucid that it somehow makes it all seem easy. After an utterly engrossing journey that takes us to the frontiers of thinking about the human condition and the future of intelligent life, we find in Nick Bostrom's work nothing less than a reconceptualization of the essential task of our time.