Der »Leitfaden Versicherungen« vom Bund der Versicherten e. V. (BdV) gehört zu den Klassikern der Ratgeber-Literatur. Journalistisch aufbereitet, bietet die neue Auflage nicht nur zahlreiche Tipps der Verbraucherschützer zur Wahl der richtigen Versicherung, sondern auch wertvolle Hinweise dazu, wie man Fallstricke umgehen und sich gegen die unseriösen Tricks der Versicherer zur Wehr setzen kann. Der 2-in-1-Effekt: Dreht man den Ratgeber um, wird der Leitfaden zum Leidfaden. Der Leser erhält hier einen Überblick über die grundsätzlichen Probleme mit Versicherungen. Von der Auswirkung des Lebensversicherungsreformgesetzes über die Abzocke mit Riester-Renten, den Stolperfallen in der Berufsunfähigkeitsversicherung bis zur Mogelpackung »Sterbetafel« in der Rentenversicherung.
Author: Bernhard Schlink
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Hired to find Leo Salger, private detective Gerhard Self traces the girl to the psych ward of a local hospital where he is told she died following a fatal fall, only to discover that Leo is very much alive.
This text is designed to use in an undergraduate or MBA level course in insurance and risk management. As an introduction to the subject, it is intended for students who have little or no prior education in insurance. The text is consumer-oriented with an emphasis on the insurance product.
Author: Brad Gilbert, Steve Jamison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The tennis classic from Olympic gold medalist and ESPN analyst Brad Gilbert, now featuring a new introduction with tips drawn from the strategies of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Andy Murray, and more, to help you outthink and outplay your toughest opponents A former Olympic medalist and now one of ESPN’s most respected analysts, Brad Gilbert shares his timeless tricks and tips, including “some real gems” (Tennis magazine) to help both recreational and professional players improve their game. In the new introduction to this third edition, Gilbert uses his inside access to analyze current stars such as Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, showing readers how to beat better players without playing better tennis. Written with clarity and wit, this classic combat manual for the tennis court has become the bible of tennis instruction books for countless players worldwide.
When Clara and Clem build a boat out of blocks, they have no idea where the boat (and their imaginations) will take them. But soon, they are diving off into the water and entering the exciting world under the sea! Full color.
Author: Robert E. Van Voorst
Publisher: Cengage Learning
4LTR Press solutions give students the option to choose the format that best suits their learning preferences. This option is perfect for those students who focus on the textbook as their main course resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Anne Delbée
"A fictionalized biography of current French feminist martyr Claudel (accomplished sculptor and lover of Rodin), whose ill-starred life has also been the subject of a 1989 movie, as well as a play by Delbee".--"Kirkus Reviews", August 5, 1992.
"Citizen Coke demostrate[s] a complete lack of understanding about . . . the Coca-Cola system—past and present." —Ted Ryan, the Coca-Cola Company How did Coca-Cola build a global empire by selling a low-price concoction of mostly sugar, water, and caffeine? The easy answer is advertising, but the real formula to Coke’s success was its strategy, from the start, to offload costs and risks onto suppliers, franchisees, and the government. For most of its history the company owned no bottling plants, water sources, cane- or cornfields. A lean operation, it benefited from public goods like cheap municipal water and curbside recycling programs. Its huge appetite for ingredients gave it outsized influence on suppliers and congressional committees. This was Coca-Cola capitalism. In this new history Bartow J. Elmore explores Coke through its ingredients, showing how the company secured massive quantities of coca leaf, caffeine, sugar, and other inputs. Its growth was driven by shrewd leaders such as Asa Candler, who scaled an Atlanta soda-fountain operation into a national empire, and “boss” Robert Woodruff, who nurtured partnerships with companies like Hershey and Monsanto. These men, and the company they helped build, were seen as responsible citizens, bringing jobs and development to every corner of the globe. But as Elmore shows, Coke was usually getting the sweet end of the deal. It continues to do so. Alongside Coke’s recent public investments in water purification infrastructure, especially in Africa, it has also built—less publicly—a rash of bottling plants in dangerously arid regions. Looking past its message of corporate citizenship, Elmore finds a strategy of relentless growth. The costs shed by Coke have fallen on the public at large. Its annual use of many billions of gallons of water has strained an increasingly scarce global resource. Its copious servings of high-fructose corn syrup have threatened public health. Citizen Coke became a giant in a world of abundance. In a world of scarcity it is a strain on resources and all who depend on them.
Patterns for a Purpose, Fifth Edition, is a rhetorical reader that shows students how to use the rhetorical patterns—either alone or in combination—to achieve various writing purposes. It continues to emphasize critical reading and thinking, to offer detailed coverage of the writing process, to provide a rich variety of writing opportunities, to emphasize argumentation and persuasion, and to provide reading selections, both classic and contemporary, that function as models as well as springboards for discussion and writing.
Author: H. M. Ward
The conclusion to H.M. Ward's Bestselling Novel Stripped.
“A work of pop linguistics . . . [that] synthesizes . . . grammar, branding, cognitive science and Web theory . . . with intelligence and friendly wit.”—New York Times Welcome to the age of the incredible shrinking message. Your guide to this new landscape, Christopher Johnson reveals the once-secret knowledge of poets, copywriters, brand namers, political speechwriters, and other professional verbal miniaturists. Each chapter discusses one tool that helps short messages grab attention, communicate instantly, stick in the mind, and roll off the tongue. Piled high with examples from corporate slogans to movie titles to product names, Microstyle shows readers how to say the most with the least, while offering a lively romp through the historic transformation of mass media into the media of the personal.
Korean Crisis and Recovery
Author: David T. Coe, Se-Jik Kim
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Edited by David T. Coe and Se-Jik Kim, this volume contains papers presented at a May 2001 conference in Seoul sponsored by the IMF and the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy on the Korean Crisis and Recovery. The papers examine the response to the 1997 crisis, its long-term impact on growth, and the state of financial and corporate sector reforms. Authors include academics, Korean policymakers, and IMF and World Bank staff involved in the Korean program.
Author: Robert Asprin
When his loyal butler runs off with the Omega Company's gorgeous new medic--or so it seems--Phule sets off after him, while General Blitzkrieg decides to make a surprise visit to Zenobia. Original.
The true diversity of the American experience comes to life in this superlative collection of autobiographies—including those of Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Douglas, Mark Twain, and more... A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682), perhaps the first American bestseller, recounts this thirty-nine-year-old woman’s harrowing months as the captive of Narragansett Indians. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1771–1789), the most famous of all American autobiographies, gives a lively portrait of a chandler’s son who became a scientist, inventor, educator, diplomat, humorist—and a Founding Father of this land. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845), the gripping slave narrative that helped change the course of American history, reveals the true nature of the black experience in slavery. Old Times on the Mississippi (1875), Mark Twain’s unforgettable account of a riverboat pilot’s life, established his signature style and shows us the metamorphosis of a man into a writer. Four Autobiographical Narratives (1900–1902), published in the Atlantic Monthly by Zitkala-Sa (Red Bird), also known as Gertrude Bonnin, provide us with a voice too seldom heard: a Native American woman fighting for her culture in the white man’s world. Edited and with an Introduction by William L. Andrews and an Afterword by Paul John Eakin
Beyond the Secret
Author: Love, Lisa
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
The book The Secret brought the Law of Attraction to a vast new audience. Beyond the Secret takes the concept a step further, explaining how to align with your own Spirit so you can use the very powerful Law of Attraction truthfully and securely--ensuring that what you wish for is actually good for your Self.