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Sob a Bandeira dos Piratas(Corto Maltese #3.2)

  10/02/2012       kepaluk      0 Comments

A Paramaribo, en Guyane hollandaise, Corto Maltese rencontre le professeur Jeremiah Steiner de luniversité de Prague et Tristan Bantam, un jeune adolescent anglais. Ce dernier, � la recherche de sa demi-soeur Morgana, entraîne Corto dans une sombre histoire de vaudou et dhéritage familial, au cours de laquelle apparaît Bouche Dorée....

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British National Party: Contemporary Perspectives

  10/02/2012       sined333      0 Comments

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British National Party: Contemporary Perspectives
 
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Nigel Copsey

This book examines the recent development of the far right in Britain, with a particular focus on the British National Party (BNP) the most electorally successful far right party in British history. It brings fresh perspectives to our understanding of the BNP in order to make a significant contribution to scholarly debate on the nature of far right extremism both nationally and internationally.The book is significantly different from other literature in the field primarily because of its focus on three important yet underdeveloped themes, which are reflected in the structure of the book itself. These are:the ideological and cultural politics of contemporary BNP responses to the BNP the BNPs place within the contemporary domestic and international far-right milieu.Written by an outstanding line-up of renowned experts in this field, this is essential reading for all those with an interest in British politics, fascism, political parties, race relations and extremism.

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Chocolate Fortunes: The Battle for the Hearts, Minds, and Wallets of Chinas Consumers

  10/02/2012       xxxShuraxxx      0 Comments

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Chocolate Fortunes: The Battle for the Hearts, Minds, and Wallets of Chinas Consumers
 
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Lawrence L. Allen

Table of ContentsChapter 1China and Chocolate: East Meets West 9China’s Road from Communism to Market Socialism 12The Evolution of the Global Chocolate Industry 20Chinese and Chocolate: A Foreign and Exotic Curiosity 22The Size of China’s Chocolate Prize 28Selling Chocolate 31Selling Chocolate in China 33Chapter 2Ferrero Rocher: Accidental Hero 40 Ferrero’s Journey Along the Modern-DaySilk Road to China 44China’s Emancipated Consumers 46Establishing a Route-to-Market in China 49Ferrero’s Struggle with Local Copycats 56Did Ferrero Succeed in China? 62Chapter 3Cadbury: One Billion Consumers 70A Brief History of Cadbury Chocolate 71Cadbury China 73Cadbury’s China Morass 76Attempting to Turn the Tide 85TheBattlefor ChocolateBars 88The Final Blow: A Breakdown of Leadership 91Chapter 4Hershey: Back to Basics 95The Hershey Company 96Hershey’s International Business 98Hershey China 103The First Season: 1995–1996 113The Second Season: 1996–1997 120The Third, Fourth, and Fifth Seasons: 1997–2000 126The Sixth Season: 2000–2001 134Under New Management 138Epitaph 140Chapter 5Nestle´: China’s Chocolate War Sideshow 141A Brief History of Nestle´ 143 Nestle´ ’s Arrival in China 145The Birth of Nestle ´ China 151Sweating the Assets and Reducing KitKat’s Cost 156The Launch of Nestle´ Wafer 159In the Shadow of Nestle´ Wafer 165Nestle´ Could Have Been a Contender 171The Last Word on Nestle´ , Chocolate, and China 174Chapter 6Mars: A Well-Regulated Militia 176A Brief History of the Mars Candy Company 179Mars’s International Expansion 182Mars’s China Market Entry 183Mars Versus Its Big Five Chocolate Competitors 190Mars’s Commitment to Market Leadership 193Chapter 7Going the Distance: China’s 10KChocolate Race 201The State of the Chocolate Market: 2008 203The Threat from Local Competitors 213Managing China’s Multitier Market Going Forward 220

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Whole Damn Deal: Robert Strauss and the Art of Politics

  10/02/2012       panjim117      0 Comments

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Whole Damn Deal: Robert Strauss and the Art of Politics
 
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Kathryn J McGarr

Robert S. Strauss was for many decades the quintessential Democratic power broker. Born to a poor Jewish family in West Texas, he founded the law firm that became Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, and--while forever changing the nature of the Washington law firm--worked as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, special trade representative, ambassador to the Soviet Union and then Russia, and an advisor to presidents. As former first lady Barbara Bush wrote of Strauss in her memoir: He is absolutely the most amazing politician. He is everybodys friend and, if he chooses, could sell you the paper off your own wall.But it isnt the positions Strauss held that make his story fascinating; it is what he represented about the culture of Washington in his day. He was a master of the art of knowing everyone who mattered and getting things done. Based on exclusive access to Strauss, The Whole Damn Deal brings to life a vanished epoch of working behind the scenes, political deal making, and successful bipartisanship in Washington.

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Religion and Economic Justice

  10/02/2012       bumbo4ka      0 Comments

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Religion and Economic Justice
 
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Michael Zweig

As Eastern European economies move to capitalism, many people there hope for a better life. But capitalism is no guarantee of prosperity. Economic deprivation, war, social marginalization, and powerlessness mark the lives of millions and spark social movements for economic justice aimed at correcting these conditions. Often these movements are based in religious communities, their activists motivated by religious commitment to human dignity and the need for personal empowerment. Although the new theology contains an economic critique, little dialogue has taken place between the religious and economic communities on matters of economic analysis. Religion and Economic Justice seeks to develop this exchange. This book contains original essays by distinguished contributors from economics, religious ethics, and biblical studies. The authors provide a powerful critique of the individualism which underlies mainstream economic analysis and which fragments our communities, a critique that extends to the values implicit in the market system. The authors also show how social marginalization and economic deprivation are the consequences of economic organization, not simply the failings of individuals.

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My Sweet Degradation

  10/02/2012       pessim      0 Comments

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My Sweet Degradation
 
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J. Phillips

My Sweet Degradation is a collection of darkly erotic stories exploring the taboo yet enticing theme of control and surrender. Naughty schoolgirls are punished and shown the error of their ways, innocent young ladies are obliged to submit to secret desires, and the shy and inexperienced are encouraged to push the boundaries of what they believe to be acceptable. Each tale proudly adheres to the Chimera tradition of offering the most evocative of damsel in distress scenarios exploring the exhilarating theme of domination and submission yet in everyday, familiar settings: a headmasters study, a stable, a hotel room, a hospital If you have a passion for erotic fiction with imaginative style; for stories that are told in a colourfully expressive manner without succumbing to overly poetic prose, then you are sure to find yourself transported as you turn the pages of My Sweet Degradation.

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Rainbow Arts

  10/02/2012       manor73      0 Comments

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Rainbow Arts is a German game developer company founded in 1984 in G tersloh by Marc Ulrich which was later bought by Funsoft, and eventually absorbed by THQ in 1999. In the early 1990s most of the companys creative drive left to start their own development studios; Thomas Hertzler, who is now MD of Blue-Byte, and Armin Gessert, who founded Spellbound Entertainment.

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Fuel Cell Catalysis

  10/02/2012       shnyrochek      0 Comments

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Fuel Cell Catalysis
 
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Andrzej Wieckowski

Wiley Series on Electrocatalysis and ElectrochemistryFuel Cell Catalysis A Surface Science ApproachA Core reference on fuel cell catalysisFuel cells represent an important alternative energy source and a very active area of research. Fuel Cell Catalysis brings together world leaders in this field, providing a unique combination of state-of-the-art theory and computational and experimental methods. With an emphasis on understanding fuel cell catalysis at the molecular level, this text covers fundamental principles, future challenges, and important current research themes. Fuel Cell Catalysis: Provides a molecular-level description of catalysis for low-temperature polymer-electrolyte membrane fuel cells, including both hydrogen-oxygen cells and direct alcohol cellsExamines catalysis issues of both anode and cathode such as oxygen reduction, alcohol oxidation, and CO tolerance Features a timely and forward-looking approach through emphasis on novel aspects such as computation and bio-inspirationReviews the use and potential of surface-sensitive techniques like vibrational spectroscopy (IR, Raman, nonlinear spectroscopy, laser), scanning tunneling microscopy, X-ray scattering, NMR, electrochemical techniques, and moreReviews the use and potential of such modern computational techniques as DFT, ab initio MD, kinetic Monte Carlo simulations, and moreSurveys important trends in reactivity and structure sensitivity, nanoparticles, dynamic catalysis, electrocatalysis vs. gas-phase catalysis, new experimental techniques, and nontraditional catalystsThis cutting-edge collection offers a core reference for electrochemists, electrocatalysis researchers, surface and physical chemists, chemical and automotive engineers, and researchers in academia, research institutes, and industry.

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Becoming an Addictions Counselor: A Comprehensive Text

  10/02/2012       la4vulu7      0 Comments

Becoming an Addictions Counselor, Third Edition provides evidence-based findings, cutting-edge treatment techniques, and a focus on critical thinking to show future counselors how to respond to clients needs rather than impose cookie-cutter routines. Topics explored in depth include: Mentally ill chemical abusers Individual, group, and family counseling skills Clinical treatment issues Each chapter takes an experiential learning approach to these topics and encourages readers to practice individual and group counseling skills through structured activities and exercises. With thorough discussions on ethics, treatment planning, and case management, this text prepares readers to become ethical, competent counselors.

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