#1 New York Times Bestseller “Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” —The New York Times Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals. In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.” It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio—who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood—that he believes are the reason behind his success. In Principles, Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating “baseball cards” for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve. Here, from a man who has been called both “the Steve Jobs of investing” and “the philosopher king of the financial universe” (CIO magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press.

Author Ray Dalio
Isbn 1501124056
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2017-09-19
Pages 592
Language English
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INTRODUCTIONCAN PRINCIPLES tell us where we come from and where we are going? What have we done well, or what have we done wrong? What do we know and what do we not know?Ray Dalio introduces us to his book on how principles can set the path to a successful life, both personally and professionally. He focused on the main theme of the book based more on what was unknown to him, than on what he knew. He describes in a masterly way how he discovered that through his principles he was able to decide what is true and how to use it to achieve success. In this way, through the lines of 'principles' he wants to help his readers to be more successful.Dalio through his text advises that each one discovers and understands their own principles, which can be refined with the experiences one has over time in order to make better decisions. The first thing the billionaire recommends is to think about himself and decide what he wants, what is his truth, and what he must do to get what he wants from his truth.With the reading of this book you will learn how principles become fundamental truths through which you can shape your behavior without losing sight of the result, which is nothing more than getting what you want in life.For Ray Dalio if you think about yourself, your strengths and weaknesses with an open mind to discover what is best for you and face the challenges with courage and determination, you will get the most out of your life and in this way what you want.ABOUT THE ORIGINAL BOOK"PRINCIPLES, is a book very well organized into three parts, each of which has several chapters. In the first, Dalio summarizes his personal and professional life. He tells us about his failures and how all those life experiences allowed him to know himself, his strengths and weaknesses, which led him to know his principles in depth, guiding him to a process of making the right decisions. This part allows the reader to know more about the author's personal history.In the second part of the book, the author reveals his principles in greater depth, demonstrating how he applies them in his personal and professional life. In this part, Dalio gives us the tools, through five steps that provide a road map, to successfully obtain what is wanted. The author deepens and describes how he came to know the principles on which his personal life is based.In the third part he describes in detail how in his company Bridgewater, Dalio managed to unite these principles described in part 2, masterfully building an organization with goals and a mission outlined from personal principles. He describes how he managed to merge these personal principles with the objective of forming an organization based on the idea of meritocracy that aims to achieve meaningful work and relationships through what he defines as "radical truth and radical transparency." In this last part he teaches us to apply personal principles in business life.PART I: WHERE DO I COME FROMIN THIS FIRST PART divided into 8 chapters, the author makes a brief history of his personal and professional life. Through this description, he tries to show how people are not born with the ability to make decisions, but that they acquire the ability based on their own experiences. He clearly states that while anyone pursues their objectives, they will inevitably face different complicated situations and make mistakes. It is only through these experiences that you will know your own weaknesses and strengths. In this part, the author shows how he became aware of the system of principles, and how he has used them to achieve success in his personal and professional life.

Author Sapiens Editorial
Isbn 3966619261
Genre Self-Help
Year 2019-06-03
Pages 40
Language English
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Le commissaire Madec, patron d’une des brigades du légendaire « 36, Quai des Orfèvres », s’apprête à coffrer en flagrant délit un important groupe de dealers en banlieue parisienne. Mais l’arrestation tourne mal avec la grave blessure d'un policier municipal et surtout la mort de l’un des bandits. Une étrange bavure à l’origine d’émeutes dans les quartiers chauds de la ville. La hiérarchie administrative du « 36 » met en avant la responsabilité de Madec, considéré comme un flic réactionnaire et dépassé. Le commandant Le Coz, anti portrait du commissaire, est donc chargé par le syndicat d’organiser la défense de son collègue. Au milieu des complots, manipulations et intérêts politiques qui compliquent l'affaire, Le Coz va mener l'enquête sur les origines complexes du drame, dans « une banlieue rouge » meurtrie...

Author Marek Corbel
Isbn 2368450408
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-09-08
Pages 174
Language English
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Texte intégral révisé suivi d'une biographie de Lytton Strachey. "Victoriens éminents" rassemble les biographies de quatre grandes figures typiques de l'époque victorienne. Le premier portrait est consacré à Henry Edward Manning (1807-1892), qui fit le pas décisif d'abandonner l'anglicanisme pour le catholicisme et fut nommé cardinal de l'Église romaine. Le second portrait, peut-être le meilleur, est celui d'une héroïne de la charité: Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), célèbre pour avoir organisé, durant la guerre de Crimée, le service d'assistance aux blessés et pour s'être efforcée ensuite de créer un système hospitalier rationnel qui fut imité dans tout le monde civilisé. La "dame à la lampe" (comme l'appelle Longfellow) est représentée par la tradition comme une créature toute de douceur mais dans le caractère de cette jeune femme, Strachey découvre et met en relief l'énergie batailleuse qui la soutint dans sa longue lutte, finalement victorieuse, contre l'indifférence des gouvernants, de nombreux médecins et contre l'inertie bureaucratique. Le troisième personnage victorien éminent selon l'auteur est le docteur Thomas Arnold (1795-1842) qui, comme directeur du collège de Rugby, imprima une nouvelle direction à tout le système d'éducation des écoles secondaires anglaises. La dernière biographie enfin est consacrée à Charles-George Gordon (1823-1885). Ce dernier, après mille aventures en Extrême-Orient et en Afrique, périt tragiquement à Khartoum. Homme simple et sincère, ambitieux et désintéresse, dévoué à son pays mais indépendant jusqu'à l'insubordination, excentrique mais conformiste, il était un composé absurde et héroïque de contradictions toutes anglaises. La concision, l'intelligence, le mordant et la vivacité des portraits de Lytton Strachey l'imposent comme un maître du genre biographique. Il joint à l'amour de la vérité et aux solides recherches documentaires une ironie subtile, parfois féroce, qui enchante ses lecteurs et leur fait trouver ses personnages du passé plus vivants que nos contemporains.

Author Lytton Strachey
Isbn 282490514X
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2019-09-05
Pages 352
Language English
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Date de première parution : 1516 « Car si, d'un côté, je ne puis consentir à tout ce qui a été dit par cet homme, du reste fort savant sans contredit et très habile en affaires humaines, d'un autre côté, je confesse aisément qu'il y a chez les Utopiens une foule de choses que je souhaite voir établies dans nos cités. Je le souhaite plus que je ne l'espère. » Thomas More

Author Thomas More
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Genre Utopias
Year 2013-10-15
Pages 129
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Comment construire le futur pour l’homme qui a créé PayPal et investi dans Facebook, SpaceX et Linkedin. -« Ce livre propose des idées complètement nouvelles et apporte une véritable bouffée d’air frais sur une question vitale : comment créer de la valeur en ce monde. » Mark Zuckerberg, PDG de Facebook - « Peter Thiel a créé plusieurs entreprises révolutionnaires et dans Zéro à Un, il nous explique comment il s’y est pris. » Elon Musk, PDG de SpaceX et Tesla - « Quand un spécialiste de la prise de risque écrit un livre, lisez-le. Dans le cas de Peter Thiel, lisez-le deux fois ou pour être tout à fait sûr du coup, allez même jusqu’à le lire trois fois. C’est un classique. » Nassim Nicholas Taleb, auteur du Cygne noir Écrit à partir de cours donnés à Stanford, Zéro à Un propose une vision radicale et nouvelle sur la conception et le management des start-ups. Quelques uns de ses principes : - Le mythe du prochain Facebook, Google... Chaque instant en business n’arrive qu’une fois. Le prochain Bill Gates ne construira pas un système d’exploitation, Sergueï Brin ne fera pas un moteur de recherche et le prochain Zuckerberg ne créera pas un réseau social. Si vous les copiez c’est que vous n’avez rien à offrir de mieux. Quelle vérité êtes-vous seul à posséder, quelle est la société que personne ne construit ? - Vive le monopole. La compétition et le capitalisme sont à l’opposé... Certes, il est plus simple de copier un modèle que d’inventer. Faire ce qu’on sait mène le monde de 1 à n. En y ajoutant un élément déjà connu. Mais chaque fois que l’on crée de la nouveauté on passe de zéro à un.Ce livre explique comment y parvenir. Traduit de l’anglais par Johan Frédérik Hel Guedj

Author Peter Thiel
Isbn 270964973X
Genre Social Science
Year 2016-02-10
Pages 150
Language English
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Pourquoi tout employé tend à s’élever jusqu’à son niveau d’incompétence Le principe de Peter est un best-seller international qui répond à la question que tout le monde se pose depuis la nuit des temps : pourquoi y a-t-il tant de gens incompétents dans leur travail et pourquoi leur nombre ne cesse d’augmenter? Dans cet ouvrage, Laurence J. Peter et Raymond Hull exposent, non sans humour, leur principe selon lequel, dans une hiérarchie, chacun sera inévitablement promu jusqu’à atteindre son niveau d’incompétence. Grâce à ce livre au ton satirique d’Oscar Wilde, à la justesse psychologique de Sigmund Freud et au sens aigu de l’observation d’Émile Durkheim, vous serez un expert en «hiérarchologie» et vous apprendrez à reconnaître lorsqu’une personne est arrivée à son seuil d’incompétence, à éviter que cela vous arrive et à mieux comprendre les limites de vos chefs... ou même les vôtres!

Author Laurence J. Peter,Raymond Hull
Isbn 2290150355
Genre Humor
Year 2018-08-29T00:00:00+02:00
Pages 224
Language English
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Vous souhaitez réussir ? Mieux que vous ne l'auriez cru possible ? Mieux encore que dans vos rêves ? Lisez ce livre. Vous y parviendrez. Finis les tours de passe-passe et les exagérations ! Vous trouverez dans L'Effet cumulé ce que vous devez maîtriser et mettre en pratique pour obtenir un succès hors du commun et durable. Darren Hardy a tout vu, tout entendu et presque tout essayé. Ce livre est un concentré des principes fondamentaux qui ont inspiré les réussites les plus phénoménales dans les domaines du business, des relations humaines et de la vie personnelle. Vous découvrirez des conseils pour : Éradiquer les mauvaises habitudes qui vous empêchent de progresser, y compris celles dont vous n'avez pas conscience. Instaurer sans douleur les disciplines indispensables à une transformation en profondeur. Trouver le secret véritable et durable de la motivation. Comprendre comment les gagnants se démarquent pour triompher à votre tour de tous vos concurrents, qu'ils soient plus malins, plus doués ou plus expérimentés que vous. Saisir l'élan quand il est là afin que plus rien ne puisse vous empêcher de concrétiser vos objectifs. Ce mode d'emploi vous permettra petit à petit de multiplier vos réussites et de suivre votre évolution pour réaliser tous vos désirs. Si vous souhaitez sérieusement mener une vie extraordinaire, mettez à profit le pouvoir de l'Effet cumulé. L'aventure commence maintenant !

Author Darren Hardy
Isbn 2354564058
Genre Self-Help
Year 2020-03-24
Pages 280
Language English
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COMMENT DÉCODER LE COMPORTEMENT DES GENS QUI NOUS ENTOURENT ? La nature humaine est plus forte que n’importe quel individu, que n’importe quelle institution, que n’importe quelle invention technologique. Elle façonne ce que nous créons. Elle nous déplace comme des pions sur son échiquier. Nous sommes des animaux sociaux, et connaître les motivations profondes de nos semblables est un avantage suprême sans lequel nos autres talents montrent vite leurs limites. S’inspirant de Périclès, de la reine Élisabeth Ire, de Martin Luther King Jr. Et de bien d’autres personnalités, Robert Greene nous apprend dans ce nouvel ouvrage événement à développer notre empathie pour devenir plus perspicace, à voir derrière les masques de nos interlocuteurs et à résister au conformisme pour faire émerger la singularité de notre chemin. Dans tous les rapports que nous entretenons avec le monde qui nous entoure, les lois de la nature humaine nous propose de brillantes stratégies pour nous défendre, nous améliorer et réussir. L'AUTEUR BEST-SELLER DE POWER Grand amoureux d’histoire, de littérature et de la France en particulier, Robert Greene parle plusieurs langues Couramment (dont le français). Diplômé de Berkeley, Californie, en lettres classiques, il est l’auteur de nombreux best-sellers. Sa communauté sur Twitter dépasse les 165 000 abonnés. Des extraits, des vidéos, des interviews de Robert Greene sur son site powerseductionandwar.com

Author Robert Greene
Isbn 2379350671
Genre Social Science
Year 2019-09-24
Pages 532
Language English
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In This book you will find the principles to answer life's most important questions: The Question of Existence. The Question of Significance. The Question of Purpose. You will discover the seeds of greatness to empower your purpose: It will explain the way you can find your passion. It will simplify your life. It will focus your life. It will increase your motivation. The Mind-Bending Truths about a Life with Purpose is designed to be read in 17 chapters that will inspire you to stop and realize how God uniquely designed you for a purpose only you can fulfill.

Author FELIPE CHAVARRO POLANIA
Isbn 0359735983
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2019-06-18
Pages 295
Language English
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Comment prenons-nous nos décisions ? Qu’est-ce qui guide nos préférences et nos jugements ? Quand faut-il faire confiance à notre intuition ? Tels sont les fils rouges de cet ouvrage, dans lequel Daniel Kahneman nous emmène à la rencontre étonnante des deux « personnages » qui se partagent notre esprit. Le « Système 1 » est rapide, intuitif et émotionnel ; le « Système 2 » est lent, réfléchi et logique. Via de multiples expériences auxquelles le lecteur est invité à s’essayer lui-même, Daniel Kahneman expose les ravages des partis pris et autres biais cognitifs dont nous sommes les jouets : illusion de familiarité, effet de halo, biais optimiste, effet d’ancrage... Fruit de toute une vie de recherche, Système 1 / Système 2 dessine une théorie brillante qui offre des prolongements pratiques immédiats dans la vie quotidienne et professionnelle.

Author Daniel Kahneman
Isbn 2081381559
Genre Psychology
Year 2016-02-24T00:00:00+01:00
Pages 706
Language English
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"Lord Kelvin: An account of his scientific life and work" by Andrew Gray. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Author Andrew Gray
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Genre Fiction
Year 2019-12-11
Pages 795
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Stig Kanger (1924-1988) made important contributions to logic and formal philosophy. Kanger's dissertation Provability in Logic, 1957, contained significant results in proof theory as well as the first fully worked out model-theoretic interpretation of quantified modal logic. It is generally accepted nowadays that Kanger was one of the originators of possible worlds semantics for modal logic. Kanger's most original achievements were in the areas of general proof theory, the semantics of modal and deontic logic, and the logical analysis of the concept of rights. He also contributed to action theory, preference logic, and the theory of measurement. This is the first of two volumes dedicated to the work of Stig Kanger. The present volume is a complete collection of Kanger's philosophical papers. The second volume contains critical essays on Kanger's work, as well as biographical essays on Kanger written by colleagues and friends.

Author Ghita Holmström-Hintikka,Sten Lindström,R. Sliwinski
Isbn 9401005001
Genre Mathematics
Year 2012-12-06
Pages 305
Language English
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"Leo Tolstoy: His Life and Work" by Paul Birukoff. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Author Paul Birukoff
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Genre Fiction
Year 2020-12-08
Pages 324
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Ideas are of themselves extraordinarily valuable, but an idea is just an idea. Almost any one can think up an idea. The thing that counts is developing it into a practical product. - from the Introduction The lessons of Henry Ford, one of America's greatest business innovators, are as fresh and vital today as they were in 1922, when this extraordinary book was first published. Though the title suggests the autobiographical, this is in fact a bible of business philosophy from the man many considered "insane" for the very innovations we hail as visionary today: the assembly line, reduced working hours, a minimum wage, the five-day work week. Ford explains: . how his experiences as an employee influenced his philosophies as an employer . why saving money isn't always a good thing . the absolute worst time to approach a bank for a loan . why lowering prices below production costs can be a smart move . and much more. It's easy to see that much of Ford's wisdom has been forgotten today-and that individual entrepreneurs and global corporations alike would do well to take another look. American entrepreneur, inventor, and philanthropist HENRY FORD (1863-1947) was born in Michigan and trained as a machinist and engineer before founding, in 1903, the Ford Motor Company.

Author Henry Ford,Samuel Crowther
Isbn 1596052910
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2005-11-01
Pages 296
Language English
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Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Sociology - Social System, Social Structure, Class, Social Stratification, grade: 1,0, University of applied sciences, Düsseldorf, language: English, abstract: The objective in this paper is the depiction of the work-life balance concept as a strategy of employer branding in order to finally improve intrinsic and extrinsic motivation as a result thereof. Focussing on the practical example of the Adidas Group and its workplace in Herzogenaurach - which is known as „The Adidas Campus“ - the emphasis lies on the evaluation how the expectations of the „Generation Z“ are met and what consequences are revealed. The society nowadays undergoes manifold social alterations such as demographic change, globalisation or change of generations. The dynamics of these developments do not relate only to the people but also to the companies who have to accept these challenges. The necessity to act upon the requirement of social and economic adaption lead to the formula of success. For instance, attracting young professionals by creating targeted employment conditions constitutes simultaneously the solution for lack of specialists and the aging workforce in an organisation. According to a recent online survey conducted in Germany by the online statistics portal „Statista“, 81% of young professionals between 25 and 34 years consciously care about work-life balance. Focussing on the needs of junior employees, who also go by the term of „Generation Z“ for people born beginning from 1995, represents the current strategic orientation of companies. The „Generation Z“ or „Digital Natives“ are to be distinguished from their predecessors in terms of expectations towards employer. In comparison to the „Babyboomers“ or „Generation X“, the present generation is surrounded by the omnipresence of Internet and thus social media. Respecting this fact by providing a complying digital work environment, can influnce employer branding and employee motivation in a positive way.

Author Cam-Duc Au
Isbn 3668449368
Genre Social Science
Year 2017-05-17
Pages 22
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Thomas Paine was a hugely influential revolutionary pamphleteer, whose writings were instrumental in bringing about some of the greatest political changes the world has seen. Paine's enduring importance lies not so much in the depth of his political philosophy as in his great abilities as a communicator of political ideas. Conway's Writings was the first complete critical collection of Paine's works, and his Life was the first account to show Paine in a positive light.

Author Moncure Daniel Conway
Isbn 1000741532
Genre Philosophy
Year 2020-01-08
Pages 550
Language English
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Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good, enhancing national prosperity and supporting stable families, neighborhoods, and communities. Education is even more critical today, in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges. Today's children can meet future challenges if their schooling and informal learning activities prepare them for adult roles as citizens, employees, managers, parents, volunteers, and entrepreneurs. To achieve their full potential as adults, young people need to develop a range of skills and knowledge that facilitate mastery and application of English, mathematics, and other school subjects. At the same time, business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management - often referred to as "21st century skills." Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century describes this important set of key skills that increase deeper learning, college and career readiness, student-centered learning, and higher order thinking. These labels include both cognitive and non-cognitive skills- such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, effective communication, motivation, persistence, and learning to learn. 21st century skills also include creativity, innovation, and ethics that are important to later success and may be developed in formal or informal learning environments. This report also describes how these skills relate to each other and to more traditional academic skills and content in the key disciplines of reading, mathematics, and science. Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century summarizes the findings of the research that investigates the importance of such skills to success in education, work, and other areas of adult responsibility and that demonstrates the importance of developing these skills in K-16 education. In this report, features related to learning these skills are identified, which include teacher professional development, curriculum, assessment, after-school and out-of-school programs, and informal learning centers such as exhibits and museums.

Author National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Board on Testing and Assessment,Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills
Isbn 0309256526
Genre Education
Year 2012-12-18
Pages 256
Language English
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Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: £800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2: £450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: £400.00 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: £650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7: £250.00 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5: £700.00

Author G. Renard
Isbn 1136194819
Genre History
Year 2013-07-04
Pages 248
Language English
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