The revolutionary book that reveals the four scientific principles of luck - and how you can use them to change your life! Why do some people lead happy successful lives whilst other face repeated failure and sadness? Why do some find their perfect partner whilst others stagger from one broken relationship to the next? What enables some people to have successful careers whilst others find themselves trapped in jobs they detest? And can unlucky people do anything to improve their luck - and lives? Ten years ago, Professor Richard Wiseman decided to search for the elusive luck factor by investigating the actual beliefs and experiences of lucky and unlucky people.
Academic Skills Series: Group Work will give you the skills you need to work well with others, and help you feel confident contributing to group projects at university. Through practical exercises and real-life case studies you will learn how to • form effective groups • assign roles • establish rules • deal with difficult group situations. Collins Academic Skills Series: Group Work will help you to make the most of your time at university. • Ten chapters with clear information and practical exercises • Real-life case studies from university students
Suitable for students whose level of English is Upper Intermediate / CEF level B2 / IELTS 5.5 and higher.
This volume has objective to serve as an introductory text for university courses in petroleum geoscience, and as a primer for professional petroleum geoscientists and engineers who wish to expand their knowledge base beyond their own specialist area. This book is also an excellent introductory text for a university course in petroleum geoscience. The book begins with an account of the physical and chemical properties of petroleum, reviewing methods of petroleum exploration and production. These methods include drilling, geophysical exploration techniques, wireline logging, and subsurface geological mapping.
Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World (48 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture) Taught by Robert Bucholz / Loyola University of Chicago / D.Phil., Oxford University
As Americans, we are rooted in different soils, in different lands. We draw on different philosophies and religions to sustain us. And we earn our livings in different ways. But no matter what our differences, there is one bond we share, says Professor Robert Bucholz. But how did the decentralized agrarian principalities of medieval Europe become great industrial nation-states? How and why did absolutism rise and then yield to democratic liberalism?
24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture Taught by Willard Spiegelman
The verse of the English Romantic poets is as daunting in its scope and complexity as it is dazzling in its technique and beautiful in its language. Now, Professor Willard Spiegelman illuminates masterpieces of English literature by poets Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, and Byron, as well as the women Romantic poets. How to Read and Understand Poetry, his emphasis is on technique, on how a poem accomplishes its objectives, on "how it means." To this end, he meticulously dissects the poems, directing you to points of interest that deserve close observation. What Is Romanticism?
From August 1914 to November 1918, an unprecedented catastrophe gripped the world that continues to reverberate into our own time. World War I was touched off by a terrorist act in Bosnia and all too quickly expanded far beyond the expectations of those who were involved to become the first "total war"—the first conflict involving entire societies mobilized to wage unrestrained war, devoting all their wealth, industries, institutions, and the lives of their citizens to win victory at any price.