The New York Times Bestseller If you think you know where the world is headed, think again Mexico making a bid for global supremacy? Poland becoming America’s closest ally? World War III taking place in space? It might sound fantastic but all these things can happen. In The Next 100 Years, George Friedman, author of the huge bestseller America’s Secret War offers a lucid, highly readable forecast of the changes we can expect around the world during the 21st century. He predicts where and why future wars will erupt, and how they will be fought; which nations will gain and lose economic and political power; and how new technologies and cultural trends will alter the way we live in the new century.
Release on 2006-05-25 | by Luis Berga,J.M. Buil,E. Bofill,J.C. De Cea,J.A. Garcia Perez,G. Mañueco,J. Polimon,A. Soriano,J. Yagüe
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Dams in the Societies of the 21st Century, 22nd International Congress on Large Dams (ICOLD), Barcelona, Spain, 18 June 2006
Author: Luis Berga,J.M. Buil,E. Bofill,J.C. De Cea,J.A. Garcia Perez,G. Mañueco,J. Polimon,A. Soriano,J. Yagüe
Pubpsher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Water resources stored by dams and reservoirs play an essential role in water resource management, hydropower and flood control. Where there is an extensive network of dam infrastructures, dams have made a major contribution to economic and social development, providing considerable storage capacity per capita. However, dams and reservoirs may
Release on 2008-03-22 | by Steve H. Murdock,David A. Swanson
Selected Papers from the Biennial Conference on Applied Demography, San Antonio, Teas, Januara 7-9, 2007
Author: Steve H. Murdock,David A. Swanson
Pubpsher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Social Science
The topic of Applied Demography is clearly evolving as its practitioners become involved in the emerging trends of the Twenty-First Century. This book derived from the first post-2000 national conference on Applied Demography, held in San Antonio, Texas, January 7-9, 2007, at The University of Texas. The conference presented a unique opportunity and this resulting work provides a cross-sectional view of Applied Demography and an evaluation of its likely future.
Draws on global forecasting tools, the predictions of over thirty experts, and the author's experience in sustainability to speculate on the world's economic future, addressing overpopulation, renewable energy, and China as a superpower.
This book contains the output of a symposium that addressed the future of retailing. Background materials and commentaries are provided by distinguished academics and outstanding business practitioners. Topics covered include traditional retailing, the impact of technology and changing consumption patterns on retailing, and trends in direct marketing, direct selling, and multi-channel distribution networks. The book culminates in an agenda of propositions and issues that need to be considered by anyone seeking to successfully market to consumers in this decade.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, the groundbreaking guide that sold over two and a half million copies—now fully updated. Bad years are coming for the unaware… but when you know what’s really happening behind the scenes, you can make them the best years of your financial life. The devaluation of the American dollar, with the subsequent inflation, is eerily similar to the chaotic markets of the 1970s. The factors that created the stagflation and the gold and silver bull markets of the late 70s and early 80s are back. As Yogi Berra said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” Only this time, they’re even more exaggerated—offering once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for middle-class Americans, if they look beyond the Wall Street stock-market propaganda. This book can help you panic-proof your life and your finances, and reap huge profits with relatively small investments in gold, silver, certain ETFs, mutual funds, and mining stocks. How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years in the 21st Century is a must-have survival and moneymaking guide for anyone who wants to profit from the rough economic seas that are upon us—and come through with their share of treasure.