Hessler has a marvelous sense of the intonations and gestures that give life to the moment. The New York Times Book Review From Peter Hessler, the New York Times bestselling author of Oracle Bones and River Town , comes Country Driving , the third and final book in his award-winning China trilogy. Country Driving addresses the human side of the economic revolution in China, focusing on economics and development, and shows how the auto boom helps China shift from rural to urban, from farming to business.
Everything you ever need to know about making it as a scientist. Despite your graduate education, brainpower, and technical prowess, your career in scientific research is far from assured. Permanent positions are scarce, science survival is rarely part of formal graduate training, and a good mentor is hard to find. In A Ph.D. Is Not Enough! , physicist Peter J. Feibelman lays out a rational path to a fulfilling long-term research career. He offers sound advice on selecting a thesis or postdoctoral adviser; choosing among research jobs in academia, government laboratories, and industry; preparing for an employment interview; and defining a research program. The guidance offered in A Ph.D. Is Not Enough! will help you make your oral presentations more effective, your journal articles more compelling, and your grant proposals more successful. A classic guide for recent and soon-to-be graduates, A Ph.D. Is Not Enough! remains required reading for anyone on the threshold of a career in science. This new edition includes two new chapters and is revised and updated throughout to reflect how the revolution in electronic communication has transformed the field.
It has long been suspected that behind every great human is an even greater cat. Now the truth will out, as meticulously documented by that great feline historian, Norton--aka, The Cat Who Went to Paris--and his cohorts, Peter Gethers and Norman Stiles. The world knows all about Nathan Hale. But where are the tributes to Nathan Hale's cat, who uttered the immortal words, " I regret that I have but nine lives to give for my country" ? Where are the biographies of Sigmund Freud's cat, who changed the twentieth century with his discover that the primary motivating factor behind all behavior is the urge to rub up against furniture? Why do historians shy away from Marie Antoinette's cat, who actually caused the French Revolution with her dismissive bon mot, " Let them eat dry food" ? This extraordinary and important book is already receiving advance raves. No less an observer of feline nature than Oprah Winfrey's cat has gone on record as saying, " Every man and woman who cares about the future of the planet must buy Historical Cats. Hey, where are you going with that bowl? I'm still hungry "
Discover the attributes of the 25 greatest business leaders and how they can enhance your own leadership. Two of the world's leaders in business knowledge and insight come together to select and profile the 25 most influential businesspeople of the past quarter century. The team: Nightly Business Report, the United States' #1 daily TV business news program, and Knowledge@Wharton, The Wharton School's online journal of research and business analysis. The book's incisive profiles show exactly how each business leader became so influential. They teach lessons you can use to discover, refine, and nurture your own leadership style -- and gain powerful influence in your own career. You'll gain new insights into familiar faces (Jack Welch, Lou Gerstner, Bill Gates). But you'll also gain greater appreciation for less heralded individuals -- from Mary Kay's Mary Kay Ash to Mohammed Yunus, whose 'microlending' revolution is helping millions of poor people around the world transform themselves into entrepreneurs. The full list: Andy Grove; Bill Gates; John Bogle; Steve Jobs; Warren Buffett; Herb Kelleher; Sam Walton; Jack Welch; Jeff Bezos; Mary Kay Ash; Michael Dell; Peter Drucker; Alan Greenspan; Oprah Winfrey; George Soros; James Burke; Lee Iacocca; Peter Lynch; Frederick Smith; Mohammed Yunus; Ted Turner; Lou Gerstner; Charles Schwab; Richard Branson; and William George. No other book offers this much actionable insight into this many extraordinary business leaders.