The Why Axis

  • Auteur: John List
  • ISBN: 1446473740
  • Date de sortie: 2014-01-09
  • Collection: Random House
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Based on groundbreaking original research, The Why Axis is a colourful examination of why people do what they do – and how effective incentives can spur people to change their behaviour and achieve more. Uri Gneezy and John List are a little like the anthropologists who spend months in the field studying people in their native environments. But rather than acting as impartial observers, these two intrepid economists have set out to study the ways people act in order to try to solve major problems in society, such as the gap between rich and poor students and the violence plaguing inner city schools; the real reasons people discriminate; and the continuing pay disparity between men and women. Their field experiments in the factories, communities, and shops where real people live, work, and play show how incentives can change outcomes. Their results will change the way you think about and take action on both small and large problems, and force us as a society to stop making assumptions and to rely instead upon the evidence of what really works.


  • Auteur: Robert Charles Wilson
  • ISBN: 9781429934312
  • Date de sortie: 2007-09-18
  • Collection: Macmillan
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Wildly praised by readers and critics alike, Robert Charles Wilson's Spin won science fiction's highest honor, the Hugo Award for Best Novel. Now, in Axis, Spin's direct sequel, Wilson takes us to the "world next door"—the planet engineered by the mysterious Hypotheticals to support human life, and connected to Earth by way of the Arch that towers hundreds of miles over the Indian Ocean. Humans are colonizing this new world—and, predictably, fiercely exploiting its resources, chiefly large deposits of oil in the western deserts of the continent of Equatoria. Lise Adams is a young woman attempting to uncover the mystery of her father's disappearance ten years earlier. Turk Findley is an ex-sailor and sometimes-drifter. They come together when an infall of cometary dust seeds the planet with tiny remnant Hypothetical machines. Soon, this seemingly hospitable world will become very alien indeed—as the nature of time is once again twisted, by entities unknown. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Axis Rule in Occupied Europe

  • Auteur: Raphael Lemkin
  • ISBN: 1584779012
  • Date de sortie: 2008-06-01
  • Collection: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
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  • Auteur: S. Jeelani Basha
  • ISBN: 9781861007155
  • Date de sortie: 2002
  • Collection: Wrox Press
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The Apache eXtensible Interaction System (AXIS) is the latest implementation of SOAP for Java. In effect, it is version 3 of Apache SOAP, the de facto standard SOAP implementation used with Java. With Sun's official support for SOAP still working its way through the java community process, AXIS looks set to become the most important SOAP implementation for java. AXIS is a complete ground up reimplementation; it is designed to be flexible and modular. Unlike previous implementations, which were intended as a proof of concept, it bas been designed with performance in mind. This modular approach should enable AXIS to keep pace with future developments in the SOAP protocol. It also makes for a uniquely extensible message processing system. As AXIS is built on a series of modules (known as Handlers), adding custom functionality to AXIS is as simple as extending the basic handler class and then deploying the new handler to the AXIS engine. Despite the fact that AXIS is still in beta, the added speed and customizability means that many people are already deploying it in production systems.

Literature from the Axis of Evil

  • Auteur: Words Borders
  • ISBN: 1595585796
  • Date de sortie: 2007-09-01
  • Collection: The New Press
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Subject of a full-length segment on Morning Edition when it first appeared in hardcover, Literature from the “Axis of Evil” quickly went to the top of the Amazon bestseller list. Its publication was celebrated by authors including Azar Nafisi and Alice Walker, and the Bloomsbury Review named it a “book of the year.” In thirty-five works of fiction and poetry, writers from countries Americans have not been allowed to hear from—until the Treasury Department revised its regulations recently—offer an invaluable window on daily life in “enemy nations” and humanize the individuals living there. The book includes works from Syria, Lybia, the Sudan, Cuba, as well as from Iran, Iraq, and North Korea. As editor Alane Mason writes in the introduction, “Not knowing what the rest of the world is thinking and writing is both dangerous and boring.”

Axis of Convenience

  • Auteur: Bobo Lo
  • ISBN: 9780815701460
  • Date de sortie: 2009-08-01
  • Collection: Brookings Institution Press
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Few relationships have been as misunderstood as the "strategic partnership" between Russia and China. Official rhetoric portrays it as the very model of international cooperation: Moscow and Beijing claim that ties are closer and warmer than at any time in history. In reality, however, the picture is highly ambiguous. While both sides are committed to multifaceted engagement, cooperation is complicated by historical suspicions, cultural prejudices, geopolitical rivalries, and competing priorities. For Russia, China is at once the focus of a genuine convergence of interests and the greatest long-term threat to its national security. For China, Russia is a key supplier of energy and weapons, but is frequently dismissed as a self-important power whose rhetoric far outstrips its real influence. A xis of Convenience cuts through the mythmaking and examines the Sino-Russian partnership on its own merits. It steers between the overblown interpretation of an anti-Western (particularly, anti-American) alliance and the complacent assumption that past animosities and competing agendas must always divide the two nations. Their relationship reflects a new geopolitics, one that eschews formal alliances in favor of more flexible and opportunistic arrangements. Ultimately, it is an axis of convenience driven by cold-eyed perceptions of the national interest. In evaluating the current state and future prospects of the relationship, Bobo Lo assesses its impact on the evolving strategic environments in Central and East Asia. He also analyzes the global implications of rapprochement between Moscow and Beijing, focusing in particular on the geopolitics of energy and Russia-China-U.S. triangularism.

Axis of Influence

  • Auteur: Michael Lovas
  • ISBN: 1614484201
  • Date de sortie: 2009-04-01
  • Collection: Morgan James Publishing
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Lovas and Holloway explore those qualities that people find likable and trustworthy and show readers how to systematically improve how others perceive them.
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